Routine Presence of China’s Navy Wearies Japan

Japan expressed mounting concern over China’s expanding naval reach, saying in the government’s annual defense report that it expects the rising maritime power’s ships to become commonplace near its waters.

“China plans to expand its sphere of maritime activities, carrying out operations and training as an ordinary routine practice in waters surrounding Japan,” said the report, which was released today in Tokyo. The areas Japan believes it will encounter China’s navy include the “East China Sea and the Pacific Ocean, as well as the South China Sea.”

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