Agence France-PresseSeptember 27, 2013 07:17
Chinese ships sailed through disputed waters Friday, Japan's coastguard said, a week after Beijing said talks on the corrosive row were possible if Tokyo acknowledged the existence of a disagreement.
The four Chinese coastguard vessels went into territorial waters off one of the Tokyo-controlled Senkaku islands -- which Beijing calls the Diaoyus -- at about 3:00 pm (0600 GMT), the Japanese coastguard said.
The ships left the zone about three hours later, it said.
It was the first such incident reported in eight days.