Where did the Chinese fleet go after it appeared in the US exclusive economic zone? "Queen photographer" photographed around Japan
2021-09-15: [Original Article Link].
[Global Network Reporter Xu Luming] The Ministry of Defense of Japan released the latest news about the activities of Chinese warships around Japan. Japan's Defense Ministry said, including a 055 destroyer of 4 Chinese warships to Sep 11th were spotted together at Oki Island sea area east of. After comparison, it can be found that this fleet is exactly the Chinese fleet that the US previously claimed to appear in the exclusive economic zone of the United States.
The Ministry of Defense of Japan's Ministry of Defense announced on September 14 that the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force was on Tanegshima on September 11 (in the southern part of Kagoshima Prefecture, near the Oyu Strait) the Chinese naval fleet sailing to the West was found on the sea about 140km east. According to the Japan published pictures of the, this Chinese naval fleet includes Type 055 destroyer nan chang jian, 052D type destroyer Guiyang ship, 1 903-type support ship and 1 815-intelligence-gathering ship.
The Japanese Defense Ministry also said that these Chinese ships were photographed in the sea about 105 kilometers southwest of the island on August 22, then on August 24th, it crossed the Strait of Sakhalin, Japan (between Hokkaido and Sakhalin, Japan).
Pictures of Chinese warships captured in the US Exclusive Economic Zone posted on the website of the US Department of Defense
In addition, the website of the US Department of Defense released two photos of Chinese warships taken by US warships in the exclusive economic zone of the United States on September 12. After comparison, it can be found that the Chinese naval fleet that appeared in the exclusive economic zone of the United States at that time was the same as the Chinese fleet notified by the Japanese Ministry of Defense on September 14.
The U.S. Dvidshub website said in a message released on September 14 that the U.S. Coast Guard's "Bosov" patrol ship in the Basing Sea and the Arctic region during routine maritime patrols, the Chinese naval fleet was discovered in the international waters of the US exclusive economic zone and established radio links with it. All interactions between the U.S. Coast Guard and the Chinese Navy are in accordance with international law and related norms. The Chinese naval fleet has never entered the US territorial waters.
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