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China accuses Japan of interfering in naval drills
China has accused Japan of interfering in its recent naval exercises and says it may take unspecified further action if the interference does not stop. Defense Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun told reporters Thursday that a Japanese navy ship entered the exercise area on October 25 and stayed for three days. Yang said Japanese ships and aircraft lingered close by, conducting "high intensity" tracking and surveillance.

 

He said China demands that Japan cease such provocations and reserves the right to take further action. The drills are due to end Friday.  (AP)