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Monday, June 15, 2015

New base for Diaoyutai patrols planned for Wenzhou

China Coast Guard 2901China's coast guard is planning to build a new base in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province for its new 10,000-tonne cutters to carry out routine patrol missions around disputed islands in the East China Sea, reports the Tokyo-based Kyodo News.

The islands are controlled by Japan, which calls them Senkaku, but are also claimed by China as Diaoyu and by Taiwan as Diaoyutai.

Details about the command and supply base were recently revealed on the Zhejiang provincial government's official website. Each of the base's six berths is capable of accommodating a 10,000-tonne cutter.

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