Chinese to settle on a weekly patrol of Diaoyu-Senkaku Islands?

by Chris Zappone

From China’s Global Times

The wording of the short article, reproduced in full below, suggests a weekly rhythm.

A fleet of four Chinese marine surveillance ships continued to patrol territorial waters off China’s Diaoyu Islands Monday, according to the State Oceanic Administration (SOA).

The vessels are Haijian 51, Haijian 26, Haijian 66 and Haijian 137, the SOA said in a statement.

The statement comes exactly a week after the previous SOA briefing on the patrols in the area.

Reading between the lines, does it suggests a naval patrol to the disputed Senkaku-Diaoyu islands every week? Exactly a week’s time will tell.