Japan Spots Chinese Nuclear Attack Submarine Near Disputed Islands In The East China Sea

DW: Chinese attack submarine lurking near disputed waters angers Japan

Japan's government has reacted angrily after one of the most advanced nuclear-powered attack submarines in the Chinese navy was spotted in waters near disputed islands in the East China Sea. Julian Ryall reports.

There are renewed tensions in the East China Sea after a Chinese attack submarine was detected last Thursday operating in the so-called contiguous zone around the Japanese-controlled Senkaku Islands, which China claims as its territory and calls the Diaoyu Islands.

The contiguous zone is a 12-nautical-mile band of ocean that is beyond a nation's territorial waters, which extend 12 nautical miles from a coastline. The Chinese vessel was also operating well within the 200-nautical-mile Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) around the uninhabited archipelago.

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More News On The Japanese Spotting A Chinese Nuclear Attack Submarine Near The Disputed Islands In The East China Sea

Mystery vessel lurking near Senkakus last week was Chinese nuclear attack sub, Japan's defense chief says -- The Japan Times
Chinese sub near Senkakus ignored Japan's warnings: defense minister -- Nikkei Asian Review
China Sent Nuclear Missile Attack Submarine to Disputed Islands, Japan Says -- Newsweek
Japan criticizes China for sailing an advanced, stealthy submarine near disputed islands -- Business Insider
Japan Identifies Chinese Submarine in East China Sea: A Type 093 SSN -- The Diplomat

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