China has pressed its surveillance ships to patrol disputed islands in the East China Sea as well as the South China Sea amid raging maritime tensions with Japan and several other South East Asian countries.
A fleet of three Chinese marine surveillance ships continued to patrol
territorial waters off China’s Diaoyu Islands on Saturday, said China State Oceanic Administration.
Separately two fleets of Chinese marine surveillance ships are carrying out regular patrol missions simultaneously on the South China Sea.
While China and Japan are involved in a raging dispute over the islands called Diaoyu by China and Senkakus by Japan in the East China Sea, Vietnam, Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia have questioned China’s claims over the South China Sea.