BEIJING, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- China on Tuesday said deployment of buoys in waters around the Diaoyu Islands are for maritime meteorological observation.
At a daily press briefing, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said, "As I know, Chinese related departments' deployment of buoys in the seas under Chinese administration are aimed at meteorological observations of the sea."
Hua made the remarks when asked to comment on a Japanese claim that China's set of buoys in waters around the Diaoyu Islands were aimed at collecting Japan's intelligence.
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