Free to sail or poised for attack?
What do you think, China is about to claim some disputed islands for which Japan claims as theirs?
Who have the most people on these islands? What language do they speak? How long have they been there? To what nation do they claim loyalty? Do they have a spokesperson?
Has anyone telegraphed the Chinese to ask them what they doing out there?
Do they think Japan has its hands filled with tsunami and meltdown disasters? What’s up?
You see, stories like this only report the obvious, not the real news?
“Japan says it monitored 11 Chinese warships crossing high seas off Japanese southern island
By Associated Press, Updated: Thursday, June 23, 9:26 AM
TOKYO — Japan’s Defense Ministry said Thursday 11 Chinese warships were spotted in international waters off the country’s southern island of Okinawa.
No territorial violations were claimed by Japan, but the movements are sensitive because Japan and China have a dispute over small islands in the East China Sea.
The ministry on Thursday said the Chinese warships were monitored passing from the Pacific Ocean into the East China Sea.
Ministry spokesman Shuichi Fukuya said they were believed to be returning from target practice and refueling exercises in waters about 1,500 kilometers (930 miles) south of Okinawa.
He said the Japanese military saw the Chinese warships heading out to the area June 8-9.
Separately, the foreign ministry said a Chinese maritime research vessel briefly entered Japan’s exclusive economic zone Thursday, around 330 kilometers (205 miles) off the coast of Miyagi, one of the worst-hit areas in the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
A coast guard patrol vessel issued a warning against the Chinese ship, which left the economic zone around four hours later.
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