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Japan summons Chinese envoy amid ship ‘incursions’

Japan summoned China’s ambassador Aug. 9 after the country’s ships were spotted near disputed East China Sea islands for a fifth straight day.

Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida called in Cheng Yonghua, Beijing’s envoy to Tokyo, the foreign ministry said – the second such summons since Aug. 5.

“The situation surrounding the Japan-China relationship is markedly deteriorating,” Fumio told Cheng, according to the ministry’s statement on its…

Source: Japan summons Chinese envoy amid ship ‘incursions’ – ASIA

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