Taiwan boats in disputed isle waters – Japan coastguard

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Coastguard vessels from Japan and Taiwan duel with water cannons in the waters of the disputed Diaoyu islands and Senkaku islands on September 25  after dozens of Taiwanese boats escorted by patrol ships sailed into waters around Tokyo-controlled islands. Dozens of Taiwanese fishing boats set sail for disputed East China Sea islands, organizers said, amid a row over territory controlled by Japan but also claimed by China and Taiwan. AFP

 


TOKYO – Dozens of Taiwanese boats including six coastguard vessels entered territorial waters around bitterly disputed East China Sea islands on Tuesday, Japanese coastguards said.

“Tens of fishing boats entered the waters. They were accompanied by six Taiwanese coastguard ships,” a coastguards spokesman said.

The boats are part of a fleet that left Taiwan on Monday vowing to stake their claim to islands where they say they have ancestral fishing rights.

Their arrival and large-scale breach of what Japan considers its territorial waters will further complicate an already high-stakes confrontation pitting Tokyo against Beijing.

Japan administers the uninhabited, but strategically well-positioned, archipelago under the name Senkaku. Beijing says it has owned the islands for centuries and calls them Diaoyu.

Taiwan, whose coast lies around 200 kilometers (125 miles) from the islands, claims the Diaoyutai belong to it.

Ownership of the islands has become an important tenet of identity for all three claimants; the possible presence of energy reserves in the nearby seabed adds to the mix.

Relations between Japan and China have scraped long-unseen lows in recent weeks following Tokyo’s nationalization of three of the islands, which it bought from a private Japanese landowner.

Japan’s coastguard said Monday that of two of China’s maritime surveillance ships had spent seven hours in territorial waters around Uotsurijima, the largest island in the chain.

Two fisheries patrol boats briefly also entered the 12-nautical-mile zone around the chain, the coastguard said.

Four ships and one fisheries patrol boat were in contiguous waters as of 7:00 am Tuesday (2200 GMT Monday), according to the coastguard.

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  • pfc_kulapu

    Coward commies china, they used taiwan to intimidate japan..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EDB2CW643AV6DCQEWFJF6JK7BY Renski1970

    Kabayan PAALALA..ang mga Taiwanese ay Chinese pa rin. Kaya nga ingat tayong mga PINOY kung talagang Pinoy ka. Sa Pilipinas ang mga TSINOY na iyan ay mga Chinese pa rin, kaya parang nagpapasaksak lang tayo sa LIKOD. Marami o halos lahat sila ay may pan sariling interes kaya nga mga TRAYDOR sila. GISING PILIPINAS!

    • generalproblem

      hehehehe tutuo yan kasi kahit ang governor ng sulu na si sakur tan ay intsik pa din. baka magtaksil sa atin ibenta ang sulu sa kalahi nya

    • pinoypenoy

      Kakatawa naman, kita mo yung mga intsik, pero di mo kita yung ginagawa ng mga pinoy sa kapwa pinoy.  Tingin ka lang sa paligid mo, mga pulis, judges, politicians, snatchers, kidnappers…..should I say more?

      • internet101

        nasaktan ka kasi chinese ka. totoo sinasabi ni renski1970. totoo syang pilipino kaya pinuprotektahan nya ang bansa ng pilipinas against china. 
        kung pilipino ka hindi yan sasabihin mo. ang sinasabi mo pinuprotektahn mo ang intsik!!!! hindi  pilipinas.. mga traidor. 

        dyan kayo nagsipagbusiness, nag-aral ng tagalog at english para mapadali kayo.

        hindi mo nakikita at naririnig na maraming mga manlolokong chinese kesa sa pilipino. kaya andito kayo sa pilipinas kasi hindi mo kaya tumira sa china o taiwan… tama si renski1970 na magingat ang mga totoong pilipino sa mga katulad nyo.. HAYOP!!!!!

      • pinoypenoy

         Really?  Talaga?  Ba’t di ka magbasa ng diyaryo?  Half breed ako.  kalahati pinoy kalahati intsik.  Bakit ka nagmumura?  Bakit, nasaktan ka ba sa sinabi ko?  Truth hurts…. ouch!!!

      • internet101

        tingnan mo sinasabi mo may matutulong ka ba sa pilipinas? ang ginagawa ng china ay mali. so ang tono ng pananlita mo nasasaktan ka. hindi ako instik katulad mo. ang sagot mo kay reski1970 ay para takpan ang chinese. totoo sinasabi nya. na wag magtiwala. pahalfbreed halfbreed ka pa dyan eh hindi naman yan pinag-uusapan natin dito. OO hayop ka!!! oo smart ako kinakampihan ko ang pagkapilipino kahit saan. kon tatay o nanay mo ay pilipino dapat hindi ka magsasalita ng ganyan….pilipino kami…tayo… wag mong ihiwalay sarili mo kahit higbreed ka. ilaban mo ang  pilipinas at hindi china..

      • pinoypenoy

        O puso mo, dahan dahan lang.  Inom ka muna ng tubig.  Magsimba ka sa linggo at ipag dasal mo na lang kaming mga kaaway mong intsik……

      • internet101

        what church are you talking about! i want you to kill yourself. OK!!! That is a reward for you as a traitor.   

      • pinoypenoy

        Wow!  Anger Management!  Tinawag mo ‘kong hayop eh ikaw ‘tong ugaling aso.  Don’t worry, I won’t call you names, meron tayong kasabihan na…..

        BE NICE TO ANIMALS.

        O sige simba ka na!

      • internet101

        Ha! nagsisimba ka ba ha! talaga bakit simba ang mga huling sinasabi mo? naniniwala ka sa simba….napakabobo mo pala talaga eh naniniwla ka sa simba hindi ka naniniwala sa pagkatraidor mo…chinese na traidor. kunwari nacomment ka sa taas na side ng pinas. para nakikipagsimpatiya ka.

      • internet101

        oo tinatawag kitang traidor kasi sabi mo chinese ka sa side ng chinese na nagsamantala sa pilipinas. anong tatawag sayo. so kill now your self ok…. that is nice for you as a chinese traitor… ang symbol ng chinese ay traitor…

      • pinoypenoy

        Hayop ako?  Really?  Wala ka nang ibang argument?  Very smart ka.  Pinoy ka siguro…..heheheheh

    • jseesus

      inggit ka lang… kasi mismo sa bakuran mo wala kang sinabi..Indio..  dapat sa iyo taga punas pa rin ng wetpu ni father damaso.. wala kasing asenso kaya yung ibang tao na nakikita mo na nakakariwasa sa iyo eh pinagtutuunan mo ng pansin.. bakit di ka maiingit dun sa mga pinoy sa immigration, sankaterba magnanakaw dun ehh paano kasi kalahi mo, puro kayo lahing kawatan… Tama sabi ni Donya delilah kay John   ” kaya ikaw john, magsumikap ka, hindi yung nakahiga ka lang dyan at naghihintay ng grasya, tapos maiingit ka sa iba dahil sila meron ikaw wala”….  ‘do you see the look’ hahaa…. mga Flipino talaga…  kung hindi tsismoso, inggitero, pintasero puro yabang wala naman ibubuga…  HOY GISING… puro ka tulog……BATUGAN…!!!!!!!!!!!

      • internet101

        magsalita ka halata kang chinese. Sino naiinggit sa yo ha…mga pangit naman mga chinese at mga katawan pangit din. BOBO ka!!!!traidor ka….ang mgaulang mo sigurado na isang immigrants o baka illegal na nagpunta lang sa pilipinas para mansamantala dapt nagsipagbalik kayo lahat sa china. OK lang sana na hindi kayo makachina sana makapilipino kayo kasi dito na kayo nakatira!!. masakit yon sa mga tunay na pilipino na kumakampi kayo sa china na hindi na kayo chinese. tama sinsabi ni renski. ang sinsabi Renski1970 na mag-ingat sa mga katulad nyo. HIndi mali sinasabi nya kasi nagre-act ka ng pangit eh. insulto sa knya. wlang hiya ka makapal mukha mo, mapagsamatala. hayop…

      • pinoypenoy

        Wow pare ko, you need anger management!!  Kung talagang pinoy ka, alam mo siguro ang roots ng pilipino, ang malay race.  So kung maputi ka at hindi matangos ang ilong mo, guess what?  Chances are may dugo kang intsik…..hehehehe…..Kung totoo kang pinoy, either mukha kang igorot, or maliit ka na kayumanggi na maitim. 

      • internet101

        alam mo ba na marming pilipino ang may dugong kastila. alamin mo kung anong mga mukha ang may ganon. hindi katulad mo na payos ang as at walang eyelid……

      • pinoypenoy

         O sige panalo ka, talo kaming mga traitor.  Sa uulitin, it’s been nice toying with you.  Now I need to play with my real dog.  Peace!

      • internet101

        Go ahead and play with your dog. It’s the level of your intelligence.

      • pinoypenoy

        Oy at least, nagsisimba sila tuwing linggo….

    • internet101

      Totoo yan. madaming mga chinese na galing sa china nagtuturist sa pilipinas pero hindi lang turist ang gusto, naghahanap sila ng mapagbusinesan nila. kung hindi business na restaurant ang target, maliit na sari-sari store o di kaya drugs.. may mga koneksyon sa china lahat.

    • internet101

      Totoo yan madaming mga chinese na naging pilipino na pero ang puso ay makachina pa rin sad. alam naman nila na aggressor ang china. pero makachina pa rin. 
      sa china parin kahit dito na sila nakatira at nagkapamilya. sana magkaisa tayo, sa pilipinas naman lahat yon hindi lang sa iisa.

  • Datukalun

    If Japan can use water cannons against Chinese why cant We do it too…Against Chinese in Panatag Shoal etc.

    • 12JEM

      source: abs-cbn news

      MANILA, Philippines (4th
      UPDATE) – Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario on Wednesday said
      the Philippine government may have to respond to the continued  stay of
      Chinese ships in the waters of the disputed Scarborough Shoal in the West
      Philippine Sea.

      Del Rosario, in a keynote speech at
      a  CSIS forum in Washington, D.C, said
      Manila and Beijing earlier agreed to withdraw ships from Scarborough shoal.

      Del Rosario said China has not pulled out all of its ships from the area
      even if Philippine coast guard ships have already left the shoal’s waters.

      “There was an agreement between
      the two countries that ships will be pulled out from the shoal. The Philippines
      pulled out their ship but the Chinese did not comply with the agreement,”
      he said, answering a question from the largely American audience.

      “We were asking them to do so
      and also as a manifestation of their wanting or expressing their desire of
      normalizing relations,” he added. 

      Del Rosario said the Philippines is
      still assessing the situation.

      “We believe they should do this
      and of course if they continue to violate Philippine sovereign rights in that
      area,  then we will have to consider a response. We do not know what that
      response is just yet,” he added.

      Recent surveillance flights made by
      the Philippine Air Force revealed that 3 Chinese ships have remained in the
      waters just outside the shoal’s lagoon.

      The Chinese have also cordoned off
      the shoal’s entrance using ropes.

       President Benigno Aquino
      earlier ordered the withdrawal of two government ships from the shoal near
      Zambales last June due to bad weather.

      The Palace said it is considering
      sending back the ships but there is no final decision on the matter.

    • pinoypenoy

      Because Japan can hold its ground if escalation occurs.  I don’t think we can do that to the chinese.

      • Datukalun

        Vietnam also RAMs the Chinese boats…

  • neverwint3r

    buti pa itong mga bansang ito, they can easily deploy dozens of modern coast guard ships to protect their territory pero ang pinas, kahit isa, wala? what we have are leftovers from otehr coutnries.

    pwede naman siguro natin construct these locally? i can’t believe for a country of 100 million, filipinos don’t have the skill to build one simple coast guard ship? tens of thousands work in the maritime industry abroad as engineers, technicians and also before, in the former subic base shipyards maintaining and repairing even the most advanced warships of the US.

    do pnoys lack innovation and self-sufficiency or tamad lang? or are we content to be slaves forever to employers

    • pinoypenoy

      We have the skills, but not the means.  It’s a sad thing, the Philippines had one of the most promising economies in Asia after WWII.  The koreans looked upon us in the construction industry, our engineers were topnotch, but thanks to our leaders, we were lead the wrong way.  We are over educated (well, except for some posters here) but there’s no job to support a comfortable way of life so most of us leave the country for greener pasture.

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