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Japan demands ‘immediate removal’ of Chinese buoy near Diaoyu Islands

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Japan demands ‘immediate removal’ of Chinese buoy near Diaoyu Islands

The buoy was spotted this summer in waters near the Diaoyu Islands, which Japan administers and calls the SenkakusChina had previously placed a buoy in the same area of Japan’s exclusive economic area in 2018, according to a Japanese foreign ministry officialJapanAgence France-PressePublished: 4:00pm, 20 Sep, 2023Why you can trust SCMP

Japan has told Beijing to remove a Chinese buoy floating in waters near islands claimed by both countries, an official said on Wednesday.

“We have been lodging protests in both Tokyo and Beijing since Japan’s coastguard in July found a buoy” within Japan’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the East China Sea, a foreign ministry official said.

The buoy was spotted in waters near the Diaoyu Islands, which Japan administers and calls the Senkakus.

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“We have demanded the immediate removal of the buoy as it is against international laws” to build a structure in Japan’s EEZ without its consent, the official said, on condition of anonymity.

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