Roundup: the situation around the Senkaku Islands may escalate

BEIJING, Jan. 7

Chinese patrol boats patrolling the waters of the Diaoyu Islands / Senkaku / in the East China Sea. It is said in a statement today vserasprostranennom Municipal Oceanic Administration of China. In the area of the islands are the ships "Haijian-51", "Haijian-26", "Haijian-66", "Haijian-137," according to a brief statement agency.

Chinese ships produce a "legitimate ordinary patrol" near the Diaoyu Islands, aimed "to protect the country's sovereignty and the rights of the sea," the statement said.

BEIJING, Jan. 8

China refuses to accept the protest land of the rising sun in connection with another patrol ships entering China in the area near the disputed Diaoyu Islands / Senkaku / in the East China Sea. It is said in a statement today vserasprostranennom Foreign Ministry.

"Diaoyu Islands and adjacent islets are Chinese territory. Activities Chinese ships in the waters around the islands is carried out within the framework of the law, — the document says. — Japanese ships and aircraft than once illegally entered the waters around the archipelago and found themselves in the airspace over the islands and China has expressed its own protest to the Japanese side, urging her to end illegal acts. "

On Tuesday, Foreign Ministry spokesman called the Land of the Rising Sun to discover the PRC Ambassador in Tokyo and expressed official protest calling on Mon 4 Chinese patrol vessels in the zone in the disputed islands.

TOKYO, Jan. 11

Japanese authorities have decided to make a special unit of the Coast Guard constant of 12 ships for the defense of the uninhabited islands of the Senkaku / Diaoyu / in the East China Sea, which Beijing claims as its own illegally occupied territories. As reported by the Tokyo media now, the gang will go about 400 soldiers of the Security of the sea, in the Land of the Rising Sun combines the functions of boundary and rescue services.
Even in the current financial year is meant to book for this order six new patrol ships with a displacement of tysche tons each. In the coming months will be upgraded and two existing guard-large.

Senkaku / Diaoyu / Japan has included within its territory in 1895. Tokyo claims that they were uninhabited and belonged to nobody. Beijing with his own hand states that these areas were forcibly taken away from him by Japan following the war with China and should be returned. The conflict escalated dramatically after the Sept. 11, 2012, when the Japanese government bought some of these islands have their private owners — the people of the country of the rising sun. Beijing believes that such a move intended to bolster the rights of Tokyo on these areas.

Since then, the Chinese patrol boats have 21 times pointedly included in the zone in Senkaku, which Japan considers its territorial waters. Beijing gives to understand that it will continue such psychological attacks. Exclusively on Thursday to air the place of the islands also flew about 10 Chinese aircraft, including military ones. Their interception were raised Japanese fighters F-15 / shaped as letters Latin /. After that, the Chinese aircraft left the area adjacent to the Senkaku Islands, and the collision did not. In Tokyo, said they did not fly in the area, which Japan considers its air space.

TOKYO, Jan. 11

Japan now again been obliged to raise into the air fighters in response to the approach of the Chinese aircraft to the air space above the Senkaku / Diaoyu / in the East China Sea, which Tokyo considers its own territory. It is reported by the Japanese media.

Patrol plane Municipal Oceanic Administration of China was seen 100 kilometers south-east of the Senkaku Islands. Specifically, in the air place over the archipelago Chinese turboprop aircraft models Harbin Y12 not included. The Coast Guard Land of the Rising Sun also reports that the nearby Senkaku to the current time there are four patrol ships of the PRC.

Japanese Self-Defense Forces are required to have the second day in a row use the fighter with the approach of the Chinese aircraft to the disputed islands. The other day, a place to air Senkaku flew about 10 Chinese aircraft, including military ones. Their interception were raised Japanese fighters F-15 / shaped as letters Latin /. The clashes did not work, as the Chinese planes then left the area adjacent to the Senkaku Islands. In Tokyo, said they did not fly in the area, which Japan considers its air space. The Foreign Ministry of China said that the flight of military aircraft over the site of the East China Sea is a "routine practice" and dubbed the Land of the Rising Sun reaction to it "unreasonable and lead to an escalation of tensions in the region."

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