|Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei's Remarks on Chinese Maritime Surveillance Ships' Performance of Duty in the Territorial Sea of the Diaoyu Islands|
Q: A fleet of Chinese maritime surveillance ships entered waters within 12 nautical miles off the Diaoyu Islands on October 25. Please confirm.
A: Chinese maritime surveillance ships carried out routine rights protection patrol in the territorial sea of China's Diaoyu Islands on October 25. It is the normal duty of Chinese government ships to exercise jurisdiction over waters off the Diaoyu Islands.