BEIJING, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- Four Chinese marine surveillance ships patrolled in waters off the Diaoyu Islands on Sunday.
The patrol team, composed of the Haijian 51, the Haijian 66, the Haijian 75 and the Haijian 83, entered the waters after taking shelter at an anchorage to avoid approaching typhoons, according to a statement from the State Oceanic Administration.
They have been carrying out normal activities to safeguard China's sovereignty over the Diaoyu Islands, the statement said.
Chinese navy's Diaoyu Islands activities legitimate: defense ministry
BEIJING, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- China's Ministry of Defense said on Tuesday that its navy vessels' activities around the Diaoyu Islands are legitimate, condemning Japanese military aircraft's presence there.
"Chinese navy vessels' routine training and navigation in the waters in question is justified and legitimate," said the ministry's bureau for press affairs in a statement.
The statement came in response to a report by Japan's Fuji TV saying that a number of Chinese navy vessels were navigating toward the Diaoyu Islands on Tuesday morning. Full story
China urges sincerity from Japan for negotiations over Diaoyu Islands
BEIJING, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- China on Tuesday urged Japan to take concrete actions so as to make progress with the negotiations over the Diaoyu Islands.
Spokesman Hong Lei with the Foreign Ministry made the remarks at a regular news briefing when asked to comment on reports of a planned joint military drill near the Okinawa between Japan and the United States. Reports said the drill may include a mission of simulating "retaking an island".Full story
Full Text: Diaoyu Dao, an Inherent Territory of China
BEIJING, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- The State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China on Tuesday published a white paper on Diaoyu Dao, an inherent territory of China. Full story