Chinese vessels will set out for new areas Wednesday to search the Malaysian Airlines jetliner which went missing 11 days ago after Malaysia announced to further expand the search, Xinhua reported.
The purchase of the two ships was recommended by the Cabinet Appointed Negotiating Committee (CANC).
Japan has lodged a note of protest after eight Chinese maritime surveillance vessels entered Japanese territorial waters Tuesday near a chain of islands claimed by both Tokyo and Beijing, Kyodo news agency reported.
Chinese surveillance vessels entered the contiguous zone around the Japan-controlled Senkaku Islands for the 7th day.
A Chinese vessel was attacked by
unidentified gunmen on the Mekong river in Laos.
Two Chinese vessels were spotted near disputed islands in the East China Sea.
Day in Pics: 30th September
Showbiz World - September 30, 2014
George Clooney - Amal Alamuddin grand Venice wedding