It is reported that six Chinese ships have entered waters near islands claimed by both China and Japan.China said the ships were carrying out "law enforcement" to demonstrate its jurisdiction (管轄權) over the islands, known as Diaoyu in China and Senkaku in Japan.At least two of the ships left after the Japanese coast guard issued a warning, Japanese officials say.
The action came after Japan sealed a deal to buy three of the islands from their private Japanese owner.Japan controls the uninhabited but resource-rich East China Sea islands, which are also claimed by Taiwan.
The Japanese Coast Guard said the first two Chinese boats entered Japan's territorial waters at 06:18 local time, followed by another fleet of four other ships just after 07:00.The first two ships then left the area A third ship left later on Friday morning, one report said.No force was used, Japanese officials added."Our patrol(巡邏)ships are currently telling them to leave our country’s territorial waters," the coastguard said in a statement.
The Chinese foreign ministry confirmed that its ships were there."These Jaw enforcement and patrol activities are aimed to demonstrate China's jurisdiction over the Diaoyu Islands and ensure the country's maritime interests," a statement said.
The US has called for "cooler heads to be accepted" as tension "worsens between China and Japan over the islands.US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is going to visit both Japan and China from this weekend as part of a tour of the region.
The dispute has seriously damaged diplomatic relations between China and Japan and threatens to damage the strong trading relationship, says the BBC's John Sudworth in Beijing.The dispute has also caused strong nationalist emotions on both sides that makes it very difficult to be seen to be backing down, says our reporter.
The Japanese government says it is buying the islands to promote their stable and peaceful management.China on the other hand, says the islands have historically been its territory and fishing grounds.Meanwhile Japan's newly-appointed ambassador to-China, Shinichi Nishimiya, remains in hospital in Tokyo.He was appointed on Tuesday to replace Uichiro Niwa, who has been criticized for his dealing with the worst diplomatic dispute between Japan and China in recent years.
72.The Diaoyu Islands are actually inhabited by .
A.Japan B.China C.Taiwan D.Nobody
73.Which of the following is true?
A.Japan fired at the 6 Chinese ships to warn them to leave the waters.
B.China admitted that the 6 ships had been forced to leave the waters.
C.The US called on both sides to calm down.
D.Shinichi Nishimiya was unconscious in the hospital because somebody attacked him.
74.Why was Uichiro Niwa replaced?
A.He isn't iron enough in dealing with the diplomatic disputes between Japan and China.
B.He didn't do well in dealing with the diplomatic dispute about the Diaoyu Islands.
C.His health condition is not good enough to work there.
D.He criticized the Chinese government publicly in an improper way.
75.This news report is most likely to be selected from the_____ newspaper.
A.British B.Chinese C.Japanese D.American