Skip to comments.Chinese Navy expanding role / Government to closely monitor activities in areas around Japan
Posted on 04/16/2010 5:01:32 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
The government believes the Chinese fleet that sailed between Okinawa Island and Miyakojima island last week indicated once again that the Chinese Navy is increasing its efforts to expand the range of its operations.
On Saturday, a fleet of 10 Chinese vessels, including two submarines, was spotted in international waters sailing between the two islands.
As a result, the government is closely monitoring China's maritime activities in the area.
In the PLA Daily, the Chinese People's Liberation Army described the navy's latest action as an exercise designed to deploy its warships in distant waters.
According to the Self-Defense Forces' Joint Staff Office, five Chinese naval ships, including frigates, took part in an exercise in the East China Sea from Wednesday to Friday last week. On Thursday, a Chinese carrier-based helicopter came within about 90 meters of two Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyers.
The Joint Staff Office fears the Chinese might have been engaged in spying activities or an act of provocation as a Chinese in the helicopter was seen pointing a camera at an MSDF ship.
(Excerpt) Read more at yomiuri.co.jp ...
So... was that considered Japanese waters or not?
Doesn’t sound like it.
The Chinese were using a helicopter to take pictures of the MSDF ships.
This is from the article: “On Thursday, a Chinese carrier-based helicopter came within about 90 meters of two Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyers”
thanks uncle obama
Perhaps its time the Japanese could consider coughing up a little spare change for their own military defense.
Time for India to surround Pakistani and Myanmar's shore with their navy, as a countermove.
Wow. 90 meters? and the Japanese navy did squat? I guess they have to wait until a sure sign of hostile action
They are broke... they are proud... bad combination with a marxist muzzie America hater as leader of the free world.
They are starting to. Notice I said starting to.
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