China News Service, Beijing, February 17th The China National Oceanic Administration announced on the 17th that on February 17, 2014, the Chinese Marine Police 2151, 2113, 2102 ship formations cruised in the territorial waters of the Diaoyu Islands in China.
This is the fourth time since the Chinese official announced the cruising information of the Diaoyu Islands in the territorial waters. The last time was on the 2nd of this month. According to reports, the Japanese authorities reported to the “Information Liaison Office” set up in the Prime Minister’s Bureau of Crisis Management Center on the 17th and upgraded the “Bureau Countermeasures Room” to study the treatment plan.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying stressed in Beijing on the 13th that the Diaoyu Islands are China’s inherent territory. It is the Japanese side that unilaterally acts to undermine the Diaoyu Islands’ shelving of the current state of controversy and continue to provoke tensions. The Chinese Foreign Ministry also said earlier that China will continue to take the necessary measures to resolutely safeguard the territorial sovereignty of the Diaoyu Islands.
According to public information, in 2013, China’s sea surveillance cruise coverage covers all jurisdictions in China. At that time, China’s sea surveillance cruised 262 days, a total of 50 times into the Diaoyu Islands’ territorial waters. Liu Zhigui, director of the State Oceanic Administration of China, said that in 2014, China will strengthen the normalization of China at sea and resolutely safeguard the national maritime rights and interests.
According to reports, in 2014, China will build 20 marine police vessels, carry out the procurement of 4 types of newly purchased aircraft entrusted management services, and continue to promote the construction of provincial-level security-specific sea surveillance vessels. According to the information already disclosed, since January, two new 4,000-ton, multi-functional marine law enforcement vessels have been built and delivered in China.
Responsible Editor: Ge Peng