On Sunday, 4 Chinese patrol ships approached the Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea.
Chinese authorities claim that the ships entered these waters as a result of an attempt to hide from a storm.
However, Japanese Kyoto News Agency says that the Chinese ships did not cross the border behind which the waters, which Japan says in its territory, start.
On Friday, 11 Chinese ships, including several military ones, held maneuvers, which represented repelling a mock attempt of a foreign fleet to enter the Chinese waters.
China’s North Sea Fleet has completed its distant sea training in the Pacific Ocean and returned to the military port in Qingdao, Shandong Province.
In the 17 days of training, the fleet of seven vessels entered the waters near the Diaoyu Islands for the first time. Most of the vessels in the training belong to the main naval strength, including two guided missile destroyers, two missile frigates, and one comprehensive supply ship.
Sea drills "non-aggressive, routine"
China says the naval drills on the high seas are regularly carried out and are not aimed at any country. It’s in response to Japanese media reports that called the routine military exercise a "threat" to Japan’s national security.
Alarm bells are ringing in Japan. A Chinese navy formation passes through the Miyako Strait, on its way to conduct distant-sea training in Pacific Ocean.
According to International practice, distant-sea training must be carried out in open high seas. And that’s what we have chosen to do, it’s completely legal. Full story