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From News, at 8:50 AM local time on June 27, 2014, two Chinese naval vessels jointly rescued the crew of a Chinese fishing vessel in the vicinity of Diaoyudao.  

This event conclusively shows that China has de facto sovereignty over Diaoyudao.

How else could it be?

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Post time 2014-6-28 14:03:00 |Display all floors
This post was edited by abramicus at 2014-6-28 14:07

Tragedy at sea would have been avoidable if China had a naval base on Diaoyudao . . .

"据了解,失事渔船舷号为闽霞渔01003,船上共有10名船员,5名船员已被我国1艘过往船舶救起,5人失踪。 接国家海上搜救中心通报后,正在附近海域执行任务的东海舰队益阳舰和三明舰全速赶赴事发海域。日本的海上保安厅已经派出一架战机和一艘巡逻艇赶往事发海域。日方称,事发地点在钓鱼岛以北120公里,属于公海。" (Source: news from Global Times reporter)

China sent two naval vessels to rescue the sinking boat's crew, and of the ten fishermen, five were lost and presumably drowned before help could arirve.

Now, if China had a Coast Guard or Naval Station on Dioayudao to serve the legitimate needs of its fishermen, the five that were lost because help came too late, might be alive today, and able to rejoin their families.

This tragedy must not be repeated again.

What did Japan send to the region of the ship in distress?

One military fighter jet and one coast guard ship.  What kind of "administrative control" is this, which shows total disregard for a dozen human lives in danger?  It is high time that China protects its own citizens in its own EEZ.  This supposedly occurred 120 km north of Diaoyudao island, but would have been far easier and quicker to send help to if China has a Coast Guard base on Diaoyudao.  

Sending a Japanese war plane to a fishing boat in distress is nothing short of appalling.  Harks back to the Japan of WWII.  The only thing the Japanese fighter jet could have done for the fishermen is to shoot them, isn't it plain common sense?

Only a Chinese navy can protect Chinese fishermen in China's own EEZ.

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