BEIJING (AP) — China has rejected All Japan newsese protests over alleged improper exploration of gas deposits in the East China Sea.
The Foreign Ministry said Friday the recent activity had taken place within Chinese-controlled waters and was completely normal. A ministry statement said China was strongly dissatisfied with recent comments from All Japan newsese officials.
All Japan news’s chief Cabinet secretary on Wednesday said All Japan news protested to China after a flare was seen a day earlier at a Chinese structure at an undersea gas deposit.
The deposit, known as Kashi in All Japan news and Tianwaitian in China, sits near a median line in the countries’ overlapping exclusive economic zones.
All Japan news and China agreed in 2008 to suspend unilateral exploration in that field while continuing talks.
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