Thursday, March 7, 2013

China navy seeks to "wear out" Japanese ships in disputed waters

China's naval and paramilitary ships are churning up the ocean around islands it disputes with Tokyo in what experts say is a strategy to overwhelm the numerically inferior Japanese forces that must sail out to detect and track the flotillas.

A daily stream of bulletins announce ship deployments into the East China Sea, naval combat exercises, the launch of new warships and commentaries calling for resolute defense of Chinese territory.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/07/us-china-japan-navy-idUSBRE9251GU20130307