15 Jun '16, 8am

Chinese spy ship entered #Japan waters: Tokyo #China

OKINAWA, Japan (REUTERS) – A Chinese observation ship shadowed the United States aircraft carrier John C. Stennis in the Western Pacific on Wednesday (June 15), the carrier’s commander said, as it joined warships from Japan and India for drills close to waters Beijing considers its backyard. The show of US naval power comes as Japan and the US worry China is extending its influence into the Western Pacific with submarines and surface vessels as it pushes territorial claims in the neighbouring South China Sea, expanding and building on islands. China has been angered by what it views as provocative US military patrols close to the islands. The US says the patrols are to protect freedom of navigation. Tokyo on Wednesday said a separate Chinese navy observation ship entered its territorial waters south of its southern Kyushu island. China said it was acting within the law and...

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