China Coast Guard goes on patrol near Diaoyu islands

China Coast Guard has been strengthening international communication and cooperation on law enforcement. (PHOTO / VCG)

A China Coast Guard fleet on Wednesday conducted a patrol in the territorial waters off the Diaoyu Islands, the coast guard announced.

READ MORE: China publishes landform survey report on Diaoyu Islands

"This is a rights-protecting patrol carried out by the China Coast Guard in accordance with the law," it said in a brief statement without giving further details.