Tokyo summons China envoy over boats in territorial waters

TOKYO (AFP) - Japan summoned the Chinese ambassador on Tuesday in protest over a flotilla of Chinese government ships that entered territorial waters near a disputed island chain.

Japan's foreign ministry said it had called in the envoy after eight Chinese vessels entered waters near the Senkaku islands, which China calls Diaoyu, the most in a single day since Tokyo nationalised part of the archipelago in September.

Join ST's Telegram channel and get the latest breaking news delivered to you.