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BEIJING – China's Defense Ministry has demanded that the U.S. Navy end surveillance missions off the country's southern coast following a weekend confrontation between an American vessel and Chinese ships.
In its first public comment on the Sunday episode, the ministry repeated earlier statements from the Foreign Ministry that the unarmed U.S. ship was operating illegally inside China's exclusive economic zone when it was challenged by three Chinese government ships and two Chinese-flagged trawlers.
Originally posted by CaptainCaveMan
I think China needs to get a grip.
If the US military wanted to do surveillance on them, they could take clear HD pictures of HU Jintao's nose hairs, from space.
Why would they need to use ocean research vessels to do surveillance on them?
I doubt that's what they are doing.
Usually when people conduct surveillance, they do it covertly, not right out in the open.