Chinese government vessels near off disputed Senkaku islands

By Accidents

Japanese coastguard informed on Monday that 4 Chinese government vessels crossed territorial waters around Japan-owned islands at the centre of a dispute.
The 4 surveillance ships were detected sailing within 12 nautical miles of the islands, named the Senkakus in Japan and the Diaoyus in China.
Japan bought the islands from private owners in September. The last time a Chinese ship entered the border of the islands was December 31. Even a plane owned by the Chinese government flew over the islands last month. Tokyo answered with fighter jets, it was the first time since 1958 a Chinese plane to enter airspace of Japan.
3 days ago another Chinese plane owned by the government approached the islands without entering the airspace of Japan.