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China says naval vessel that entered Japanese waters acted legally

China denied Japan's allegations of entering its territorial waters illegally claiming it followed international law and the principle of freedom of navigation Photograph: (Getty)

Reuters Beijing Jun 15, 2016, 01.18 PM (IST)
A Chinese naval vessel reported to have entered Japanese waters on Wednesday was acting according to international law and the principle of freedom of navigation, the Chinese defence ministry said.

The ministry made the remarks in a statement on its website after a Japanese government spokesman said a Chinese navy reconnaissance vessel briefly entered Japan's territorial waters.
(Reuters)
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