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According to the Coast Guard "to grasp the situation, early in the morning around the waters of the Diaoyu Islands 7 storms up to 5 meters in 5:00 in the morning, a fleet of fishing boats to enter the range of 12 nautical miles around the island. 8:00 fishing boats all the way to advance 9.3 knots to 5 knots from the Diaoyu Islands, was the way that Japan ships driven. 12 Coast Guard ships headed "De Starship, and the confrontation with the Japanese side 23 of the ships of the size of the Coast Guard, to the Japanese propaganda" This is Taiwan waters "," Do not interfere with Taiwan fishermen, both sides Expand confrontation.
Phoenix reporter Huang Shunyang live coverage, we are in the Diaoyu Islands 2-3 sea miles southwest location, very close to the Diaoyu Islands, because I originally pre-plan, originally expected to go to the 12 nautical miles of this HuYu actions, but because of thistime after our sea condition is very good, so we had to 2,3 nautical miles of the place. But we immediately encountered the interference of the Japan Coast Guard patrol ships. Closer and closer to the time when our fishing, they immediately repeatedly obstruct us continue to black Ukrainian smoke for interfere with our direct block in our sailing in front. Even the beginning of our water column of our water directly PHYSICOCHEMICAL our fishing.
A spokesman from Taiwan's Coast Guard Administration told the BBC 58 fishing vessels arrived in the disputed waters at around 05:00 local time (21:00 GMT Monday) after setting off from a northern Taiwanese port on Monday afternoon. The fishing boats were accompanied by several Taiwanese coast guard vessels. Japan's coast guard said warnings were issued to the boats and television footage showed water being sprayed towards the Taiwanese ships.
China's first aircraft carrier has entered into service, the country's Defence Ministry said. The 300m (990ft) Liaoning - named after the province where it was refitted - is a refurbished Soviet ship purchased from the Ukraine. China said the vessel, which has undergone extensive sea trials, would increase its capacity to defend state interests.