China has taken to denouncing the Japan Coast Guard as “right wing invaders” after Chinese patrol vessels entering the waters around the Senkaku islands spotted them violating their sacred territorial waters.
China’s foreign ministry announced that upon sending 4 ships into the waters surrounding the Diaoyu islands, they discovered “right wing individuals from Japan had illegally entered our territorial waters surrounding the Diaoyu islands.”
The ministry then protested “our firm opposition to and great dissatisfaction with the illegal trespass of these right wing personnel.”
They went on to vaguely threaten that “should Japan not cease its provocative actions, the situation will be further complicated.”
The “right wing personnel” in question were Japan Coast Guard patrol vessels operating out of Naha.
It is said to be the first time China has taken to the curious expedient of denouncing Japan’s coast guard as “right wing.”
According to other reports, the 4 Chinese vessels cruised the waters around the islands for 4 hours, telling the coast guard “don’t interfere with our patrols!” and “stop trespassing on our territory!” in Chinese when hailed.