A Chinese surveillance vessel and a Japanese coastguard ship. File photo: via Getty Images
A Chinese surveillance vessel and a Japanese coastguard ship. File photo: via Getty Images

China ‘testing’ Tokyo with underwater survey off Japan’s coast, analysts say

  • Chinese vessel detected 90km south of a group of uninhabited islands which Japan controls but China claims sovereignty over
  • ‘The more China operates in other countries’ exclusive economic zones, the more US, Australia, Japan can do the same,’ an analyst said

A Chinese surveillance vessel and a Japanese coastguard ship. File photo: via Getty Images
A Chinese surveillance vessel and a Japanese coastguard ship. File photo: via Getty Images
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