China's Navy seems to be getting a bit bold

GrauGeist

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They've been encroaching of Japan's territorial waters, too.

 

EwenS

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This is now a regular feature of PLAN operations. It is at least the 4th time the carrier Liaoning and supporting ships have deployed into the Pacific with the waters between Miyako Jima and Okinawa being the preferred route. April 2021, Dec 2021, May 2022 and now Dec 2022.

Back in Aug 2022 the PLAN deployed both the Liaoning and China’s second carrier, Shandong, in separate Task groups as part of their response to Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan.
 

EwenS

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Here is the Japanese Coast Guard map showing the various limits as defined in the UNCLOS. They “Miyako Strait”, which lies between Okinawa to the north east and Miyako Jima to the south west is international waters beyond the 12 mile limit of those Japanese Territories.

 

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