Japan Could Set Up New Unit to Monitor Chinese Navy

11 November 2010 (Last Updated November 11th, 2010 18:30)

Japan's military may set up a new unit to monitor Chinese naval operations in a move to counter the increasingly aggressive position of the Chinese Navy in the East China Sea. The new unit would consist of 200 troops in Yonaguni Island, near Taiwan, and the troops would radar monitor Chin

Japan's military may set up a new unit to monitor Chinese naval operations in a move to counter the increasingly aggressive position of the Chinese Navy in the East China Sea.

The new unit would consist of 200 troops in Yonaguni Island, near Taiwan, and the troops would radar monitor Chinese naval operations in the region.

The Ministry of Japan confirmed that it is looking at strengthening military monitoring capabilities in south-western islands and a budget for the unit would be formally submitted, according to the Canadian Press.

Tokyo and Beijing have conflicting territorial claims of the islands after an incident in which a Chinese trawler collided with two Japanese coast guard patrol ships in waters near the disputed islands.