China bans vessels near gas field: report – Japan Times

From The Japan Times (link):

Liberal Democratic Party Secretary General Tsutomu Takebe criticized Beijing on Sunday over a news report that Chinese maritime authorities have banned ship traffic in the East China Sea near the median line with Japan while it expands the Pinghu gas field.

According to Japanese Embassy sources in Beijing, the area straddles the disputed median line between the two countries and extends into waters Japan considers its exclusive domain.

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