Japan claims to be monitoring a Chinese submarine along the edge of its territorial waters. Pictured is a type 094 Jin-class nuclear submarine Long March 15 of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, taking part in an parade near Qingdao, in eastern China’s Shandong province in 2019. Photo: AFP Japan claims to be monitoring a Chinese submarine along the edge of its territorial waters. Pictured is a type 094 Jin-class nuclear submarine Long March 15 of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, taking part in an parade near Qingdao, in eastern China’s Shandong province in 2019. Photo: AFP
Japan claims to be monitoring a Chinese submarine along the edge of its territorial waters. Pictured is a type 094 Jin-class nuclear submarine Long March 15 of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, taking part in an parade near Qingdao, in eastern China’s Shandong province in 2019. Photo: AFP

Japan tracks Chinese destroyer and suspected submarine on edge of its waters

  • Japan says the two vessels are operating just outside its territorial waters off Amami Oshima, though Chinese state-run newspaper Global Times has accused Tokyo of a ‘publicity stunt’
  • While the sub has not been sighted, its presence is given away by its acoustic signature, says expert, adding that China’s military may be probing areas where its forces ‘may, in the future, be involved in combat’

Topic |   China-Japan relations
Japan claims to be monitoring a Chinese submarine along the edge of its territorial waters. Pictured is a type 094 Jin-class nuclear submarine Long March 15 of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, taking part in an parade near Qingdao, in eastern China’s Shandong province in 2019. Photo: AFP Japan claims to be monitoring a Chinese submarine along the edge of its territorial waters. Pictured is a type 094 Jin-class nuclear submarine Long March 15 of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, taking part in an parade near Qingdao, in eastern China’s Shandong province in 2019. Photo: AFP
Japan claims to be monitoring a Chinese submarine along the edge of its territorial waters. Pictured is a type 094 Jin-class nuclear submarine Long March 15 of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, taking part in an parade near Qingdao, in eastern China’s Shandong province in 2019. Photo: AFP
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