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East China Sea Threat: Tensions Flare as Armed Chinese Ships Enter Japanese Waters

Daily Express- CHINA has risked sparking war tensions after ships entered Japan's waters as part of a longstanding dispute with the nation today.

China sent two vessels into the waters near the Senkaku islands as it bids to spread its territorial claims. The islands have been claimed by both China and Japan over the years and have long been disputed. The operation comes as China enacted the new 'Coast Guard Law', which allows the country's coastguard to use weapons.

The law also allows Chinese ships to take action if Beijing views any ship as entering its own territorial waters too.

In this instance, Japanese media claimed one of the Chinese vessels was armed with a cannon.

The two vessels joined two other ships today in a threat to Japan's sovereignty.

According to Nikkei Asia, two ships had also threatened a Japanese fishing vessel. ...READ MORE

The Daily Express is a daily national middle-market tabloid newspaper in the United Kingdom. Published in London, it is the flagship of Express Newspapers, owned by publisher Reach plc. It was first published as a broadsheet in 1900 by Sir Arthur Pearson. Its sister paper, the Sunday Express, was launched in 1918.



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