Chinese marine surveillance ship Haijian No. 51 (R) cruises next to a Japan Coast Guard patrol ship, Akaishi, in the East China Sea near the disputed isles known as Senkaku isles in Japan and Diaoyu islands in China, Feb. 4, 2013.
China Accuses Japan Of Smear Campaign -- Voice of America
China has accused Japan of trying to "smear" Beijing's image, after Tokyo alleged a Chinese warship locked its weapons-targeting radar on a Japanese vessel near disputed islands.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Thursday the issue is not China displaying its strength, but Japanese ships and aircraft carrying out "illegal activities" that infringe on China's territorial sovereignty in the East China Sea.
She accused Japan of increasing tensions.
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China says probing Japan complaint about radar lock-on -- Reuters
China to conduct 'solemn' probe into Japan radar claim -- BBC
Japanese prime minister accuses Chinese navy ship of 'dangerous' act -- CNN
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