China military officials admit ship radar locked on Japanese destroyer
TOKYO (AFP) - Senior Chinese military officials have admitted for the first time that a frigate locked its radar on a Japanese destroyer during the two nations' row over disputed islands, Kyodo News reported on Monday.
In one of the more serious incidents in an escalating wrangle over ownership of the islands in the East China Sea, Tokyo said the Chinese vessel effectively had a Japanese ship in its sights earlier this year.
Meanwhile, three Chinese marine surveillance ships were seen entering the territorial waters extending 12 nautical miles off one of the islands at around 6.30 pm (5.30pm Singapore time), Japan's coastguard said.
Kyodo reported that the vessels left the area by around 9.30 pm.