China Coast Guard vessel No. 31239 sails in the East China Sea near the disputed isles known as Senkaku isles in Japan and Diaoyu islands in China

China Coast Guard vessel No. 31239 sails in the East China Sea near the disputed isles known as Senkaku isles in Japan and Diaoyu islands in China

The Chinese Coast Guard regularly patrols the disputed waters off the Senkakus, or Diaoyou islands. Photo: Reuters

February 8, 2017 9:36 AM (UTC+8)