Tokyo has summoned China's ambassador to protest the intrusion by four Chinese maritime surveillance ships into disputed islands in the East China Sea. The Chinese ships lingered in the area for half a day. The intrusion comes in the wake of a landslide electoral victory by Japan's conservative Liberal Democratic Party, before and after which LDP officials vowed to boost Japanese military spending and reevaluate parts of the country's defense posture. Analysts have raised eyebrows regarding the seeming placidity with which Beijing pursues concrete policies and symbolic gestures that court Japanese remilitarization. Fox News reports.
Japan Summons Beijing Ambassador Over Chinese Naval Intrusion
UPDATED 3:49 AM EST, January 8, 2013