Three young men detained in Moscow for throwing flares at US ambassador’s residenceWorld October 25, 22:02
Kremlin gives no comment on alleged US carte blanche to Russia for Aleppo operationRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 25, 21:44
German ARD TV channel to go any length to win case against Russian athlete — lawyerSport October 25, 21:24
Russian, German top diplomats discuss humanitarian situation in Aleppo — ministryRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 25, 20:09
Russia moves up to 40th place in Doing Business-2017 rating — World BankBusiness & Economy October 25, 20:04
Russia hopes to receive roadmap from IPC on Paralympic membership soonSport October 25, 20:03
Lukoil warns about fake "namesake" company in UKBusiness & Economy October 25, 19:39
Russia keeps urging West to set up wide coalition against terrorismRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 25, 19:37
The farthest shore: peaceful images of Russia's Primorsky KraiSociety & Culture October 25, 19:17
TOKYO, August 8 (Itar-Tass) - Japan’s Foreign Ministry summoned on Thursday the Chinese ambassador to express “a strong protest” against China’s activity near the disputed Senkaku (Diaoyu) Islands, according to the ministry’s release.
Japan’s protest evoked after several cases when Chinese marine police vessels entered the islands’ zone that Japan regards as its territorial waters. Such cases have become more frequent recently. Thus, on Thursday, four Chinese ships entered the waters of the archipelago and are staying there up to now. “We have expressed our anger to the Chinese side and pressed for an immediate exit of all the ships,” Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida stressed at a press conference.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said for his part: “This intrusion into territorial waters is the longest since last September’s (state) purchase of the Senkakus and is extremely regrettable. It is totally unacceptable.”
The territorial dispute over the Senkaku (Diaoyu) Islands between Japan and China escalated after Tokyo announced in early September 2012 the purchase of the islands from private owners. After that massive anti-Japanese violent protest arose in China. The past few months, China’s patrol ships are almost permanently present near Senkaku and from time to time demonstratively enter the coastal zone for a short time. Since late July, ships of China’s new unit - marine police that was established on July 23 this year, have been entering this area.