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4 Chinese government ships sail near Senkakus

Jiji PressNAHA (Jiji Press) — Four China Coast Guard ships sailed for about two hours in Japanese territorial waters off the Senkaku Islands in Okinawa Prefecture on Tuesday.

It was the first such intrusion by a Chinese government ship since July 29 and the 15th this year.

According to the 11th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters in Naha, the Haijing 1305, Haijing 2308, Haijing 2501 and Haijing 31240 entered Japanese waters at a point north-northwest of Uotsurijima, the largest of the Japanese-administrated islands in the East China Sea, between around 10:05 a.m. and 10:20 a.m.

They left the waters at a point west-southwest of the island between around 11:40 a.m. and noon.Speech

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