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Japan has lodged a formal protest after a Chinese helicopter flew close to its destroyer in the East China Sea.
The Japanese ship was on patrol near a disputed gas field that both countries want to exploit.
Japan's Defence Minister Toshimi Kitazawa called the aerial manoeuvre by the Chinese helicopter "extremely dangerous".
Officials say it flew within 70m (230ft) of the Japanese destroyer, Samidare, at an altitude of less than 40m.
The ship was on patrol near a long-disputed gas field, which stretches into an area where the two countries' claimed exclusive economic zones overlap.
Originally posted by Shenon
reply to post by Vitchilo
That´s the second Time in less than a Week,isn´t it? You mentioned something about Jets flying near Japan something a few Days ago...
Originally posted by shmo5
Now before I get shot down here, I am on Japan's side in this argument I believe China has so much land already which is not put to good use to squable over a few relatively tiny islands.
Originally posted by wantsome
First we let China into the world trade orginazation. Then we give them our and jobs and wealth. Now that China is a rising power they feel the urge to flex thier might.