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China expels Japanese survey boats


08:33, February 22, 2012

A Japanese boat carries out illegal surveillance activities in China's territorial waters on Sunday.(Xinhua Photo)

SHANGHAI, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) -- Chinese maritime law enforcers recently identified and expelled two Japanese boats that were caught carrying out illegal surveillance activities in China's territorial waters, maritime authorities said Tuesday.

Routine patrols by China Marine Surveillance officers discovered two Japan Coast Guard survey boats in the East China Sea late Sunday. The survey boats left the waters after receiving a warning from the Chinese patrols, according to the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) and China Marine Surveillance.

China Marine Surveillance is a paramilitary maritime law enforcement agency responsible for administering the country's coastal and territorial waters.

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arkhangelsk at 2012-02-23210.177.156.*
Territorial waters or EEZ? China tends to get the two concepts mixed up. If it is territorial waters, a good shot would include the Chinese coast.
PD User at 2012-02-22183.39.48.*
Torpedo them the next time around !
India official at 2012-02-2271.174.116.*
there is no doubt in my mind US government was behind this incident.

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