BEIJING, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Two marine surveillance ships continued patrol and law enforcement activities around the Diaoyu Islands on Monday, the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) confirmed.
The Haijian 46 and Haijian 66 are carrying out the activities in accordance with relevant laws of the People's Republic of China, according to a statement from the SOA.
Japan recently provoked a dispute regarding the islands by severely infringing on China's territorial sovereignty, according to the SOA.
China has exercised its administrative jurisdiction over the islands and its surrounding waters by conducting the patrol, it said.
Taiwan civilian ship enters Diaoyu Islands waters
BEIJING, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- A civilian ship from Taiwan on Friday entered the waters around the Diaoyu Islands and left after being threatened by Japanese ships, Taiwanese media reported on Saturday.
Named "Ta Han 711," the working platform ship was approached by Japanese Coast Guard ships from in front and behind when it entered the waters 22 nautical miles off the Diaoyu Islands, the media said. Full story
China asks Japan to stop infringing its territorial sovereignty
BEIJING, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- China asked Japan to immediately stop all acts that harm China's territorial sovereignty, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said late Saturday, after some Japanese landed on the Diaoyu Islands. Full story
Japan's Noda needs to reset his China policy
BEIJING, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- After being reelected as head of Japan's ruling Democratic Party Friday, Yoshihiko Noda is poised to fend off challenges to his prime ministership in the next general elections.
Amid all the election buzz, however, Noda must not lose sight of the need for an immediate China-policy overhaul to ease the tension his current policy has stoked up. Full story
China announces names of geographic entities on Diaoyu Islands
BEIJING, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- The State Oceanic Administration (SOA) and the Ministry of Civil Affairs on Friday jointly released a list of standardized names for the geographic entities on the Diaoyu Island and some of its affiliated islets. Full story
Safeguarding Diaoyu Islands sovereignty a long-term struggle: official
BEIJING, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- A senior marine administration official said Thursday that safeguarding China's sovereignty over the Diaoyu Islands, as well as its national marine rights and interests, will be a long-term and critical struggle.
Chen Lianzeng, deputy director of the State Oceanic Administration, said at a symposium on protecting the Diaoyu Islands that all SOA subsidiaries should fully understand the severity of China's struggle to safeguard its rights on the islands. Full story