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Chinese and Taiwanese ships patrol disputed sea area regularly


Senkaku Islands

In its report titled “Four Chinese and One Taiwan Patrol Ships in Disputed Sea Area”, Singtao Daily says: China is now making regular the patrol of the Senaku Islands (Diaoyu Islands) area by its law enforcement ships. According to Japan Coast Guard, yesterday afternoon four Chinese marine surveillance ships were separately found in the sea areas of Huangwei Island, an island affiliated to the Diaoyu Island, “invading the sea areas connecting China and Japan”.

In addition, Japan Coast Guard said that a ship of the Taiwan Marine Patrol Department also sailed in the sea area near Diaoyu Islands, claiming that it was protecting its fishermen.

Yomiuri Shimbun quotes Japan Coast Guard as saying that at about 11.35am, four Chinese marine surveillance ships entered one by one the sea area close to Huangwei Island, an island affiliated to the DiaoyuIsland. By 1.30pm they remained sailing in the sea area close to the southeast of the Huangwei.

Ships of the Coast Guard kept on sending “warnings” through radio to tell Chinese marine surveillance ships to leave the sea area, but the Chinese ships claimed, “Diaoyu Island and its affiliated islands have been China’s inherent territory since ancient time” and asked the Japanese side not to hinder them from performing their official duties.

In addition, at about 8:00 am, Japan’s Marine Security Department found a Taiwan patrol boat “Lienchiang 125” in the sea area about 40 kilometres from to the West of the Diaoyu Island. At lease one Taiwanese fishing boat was sighted nearby.

The Lianchiang 125 told the patrol boat of the Japan Coast Guard, “We are protecting our fishermen’s fishing rights. This is Taiwan’s economic sea area.” Japanese vessels kept on tracking and watching the Taiwanese vessels.

If China and Taiwan keeps their regular patrol in the disputed sea area while Japan continues to refrain from driving Chinese or Taiwan vessels away by its navy, all the parties will get used to it and no war will break out in spite of the tension.

China and Taiwan will certainly be happy as they can provide some satisfaction for their people, but what about Japan? Is it willing to lose face? We have to wait and see.

Quite a few Chinese people want a war to avenge Japanese invasion in the past, but Chinese people with some wisdom know that revenge will not bring about anything good. China should overcome its long-term enmity against Japan and try its best to win over Japan as its important ally. I am not sure whether Chinese leaders will act that way.

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, however, refrained from mentioning the use of navy now but said that Japan would deal with the issue carefully. I believe he wants to avoid the war, but we do not know what attitude his successors will adopt. The Japanese political situation is not very stable now, with frequent replacement of its prime minister.

We shall say that a war still may break out if the parties have not agreed to sit down to resolve their disputes peacefully.

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