A few weeks ago the Yomiuri News on-line reported the following:
An incident was made clear about some "spying activity" in China which concerned the arrest of a man in his 50s from Aichi prefecture who was taking a great deal of pictures in May of this year in Zhejiang province Wenzhou city Pingyang county’s south offing chain of islands that had military facilities.
About these facilities, they had jurisdiction over the sea area around the Senkaku-islands, which was about 300 kilometers away from the Okinawa prefecture. A reality had surfaced that the Chinese authority was excessively sharpening its nerve over Japanese behavior.
According to a local person in authority, this man was arrested because he had brought along what look like to be a Chinese interpreter to take “a large amount of” pictures which was beyond the level for commemorative purpose.
While these same chain islands was a holiday resort and visiting was possible by overseas visitors, at corner of the island there was radar facilities to watch over the activities of the Self-Defense Forces and the Maritime Safety Agency of Japan. Intrusion into the area around the facilities was severely restricted. An executive of the Chinese military admitted to the domestic media that there were military bases on the same island chains, and as such it was “one of the several islands that have strategic significance".
The incident shows that Zhejiang province Wenzhou city now is an important military area because the military installation set up there would be used to monitor the situations in the Senkaku Islands, Taiwan and the South China Sea.