China's marine surveillance vessels continued routine patrols and law enforcement activities in territorial waters around the Diaoyu Islands on the East China Sea on Thursday.
Comprising of four ships, the fleet of the China Marine Surveillance, spotted four Japanese coast guard ships at 5:30 a.m. and radioed them to stop intercepting in China's law enforcement activities, according to the State Oceanic Administration.
The Japanese ships were told to immediately leave China's territorial seas. (Xinhua/Wang Ye)
China says no concession on territorial sovereignty
BEIJING, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman confirmed on Thursday that Chinese maritime surveillance ships had entered the 12-nautical-mile zone around the Diaoyu Islands.
Hong Lei made the remarks in response to a question after media reports had said a fleet of China's maritime surveillance vessels entered the zone on Thursday. Full story