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US Airlines to Comply With China Defense Zone

US Warplanes Defy China Air Defense Zonei
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November 27, 2013 6:41 AM
The U.S. military has made clear its position on China's new aviation restricted zone by flying two bombers through the area. China recently restricted air space in part of the East China Sea to assert its claim over a group of disputed islands. VOA Pentagon correspondent Luis Ramirez reports.
VIDEO: U.S. military has makes clear its position on China's new aviation restricted zone by flying two bombers through the area. VOA Pentagon correspondent Luis Ramirez has more.
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The United States has advised American commercial airlines to notify Beijing of flight plans over China's newly-declared air defense identification zone, although U.S. officials say the compliance does not indicate U.S. government acceptance of China's requirements.

The Chinese Defense Ministry declared last week that all aircraft in the zone must identify themselves and obey Chinese orders.

Chinese-produced J-10 fighter jet displayed outside offices of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China, Beijing, Nov. 28, 2013.Chinese-produced J-10 fighter jet displayed outside offices of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China, Beijing, Nov. 28, 2013.
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Chinese-produced J-10 fighter jet displayed outside offices of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China, Beijing, Nov. 28, 2013.
Chinese-produced J-10 fighter jet displayed outside offices of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China, Beijing, Nov. 28, 2013.
Japan, the United States and South Korea have refused to recognize the Chinese-declared air zone. All three have challenged the zone by sending in military aircraft. The United States, which is obligated by treaty to defend Japan and South Korea, sought to underscore its position by flying two B-52 bombers over the islands this week.

China said Friday it had sent two fighter jets to monitor U.S. and Japanese aircraft that flew into its newly declared air defense zone over the East China Sea.

China's official Xinhua news agency quoted Defense Ministry spokesman Shen Jinke Friday as saying the fighter jets identified two U.S. and 10 Japanese aircraft during their flights over disputed islands controlled by Tokyo and claimed by Beijing.

The report made no mention of any communication or other engagement between the Chinese planes and the U.S. and Japanese aircraft. Washington and Tokyo have not yet commented on the report.

Beijing said Thursday it had sent warplanes into the region on a monitoring mission, but Friday marked the first time officials have reported the monitoring of specific foreign aircraft.

The Chinese response raises the stakes in an international standoff over the the uninhabited islands, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China.

Chinese officials reacted calmly to the U.S. overflights by simply acknowledging them and saying the Chinese military had monitored them without taking action. But that measured response ignited criticism on Chinese micro-blogging sites and in some state media.

The festering dispute with Japan is one of several maritime controversies pitting China against Asian nations, including the Philippines, Vietnam, Brunei and Malaysia.

Beijing has indicated a willingness to negotiate the disputes, but so far has rejected calls for multilateral negotiations. It has sought separate talks with each country.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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by: Anonymous
December 03, 2013 8:13 AM
Many other countries have air defence zones. If USA has defence zone, UK has a defence zone, why not China? One country having a defence zone is reasonable. It not reasonable to let the foreign aircraft fly over one country's air land. It is not right to always criticize China. The air defence zone is for defence.

by: Jonathan huang from: Canada
December 02, 2013 12:34 AM
Finally, US did one right thing!
US should treat China as a friend! Share the world.
Diaoyu islands mean nothing to US. Why fight it for vain?

by: Dick from: Vietnam
December 01, 2013 11:58 AM
China has been stolen many things from its neighbors.
History has shown that china invaded their neighbors lands and turned those to part of China.
China wanted to steal Vietnam for 1000 years but fail.

Beijing is playing dirty and it looks stupid now!

China is stink.
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by: Charlie Chan from: China
December 01, 2013 9:07 PM
Man, when you say this, what is your proof?
What I know is that Chairman Mao gave a large land of China to Vietnam decades ago

by: frank from: nigeria
December 01, 2013 8:00 AM
America is surely weak under Obama,down with the democrats. Please when is the next election?
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by: Anonymous from: USA
December 01, 2013 11:20 AM
When America sent B-52 over new China defense zone, I knew it just an acting. Because its already sold American value to China long time ago when Henry Kissinger, thought he was China God which would feed 1.4 billion Chinese. When China slap American faces then HK just came out and said how some of their cities beautiful than America cities. Why don't he mention how much his organization scam to get American money and they way how stupid trade with China.

by: Anonymous from: Nigeria
December 01, 2013 7:33 AM
China should use diplomacy in sorting out this air space dispute . Diplomacy remains the best means of solving intra or inter dispute .

by: NJOKU OUJ from: NSUKKA
December 01, 2013 6:49 AM
As a dominant power in the region the Air Defense Identification Zone imbroglio will be settled in China's favour, although, with allowance for the other contending players in the zone, like Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the USA.

by: yoshi from: sapporo
December 01, 2013 6:16 AM
It is apparent that China would set another ADIZs in South China sea and bring about conflicts with ASEAN countries. We should not permit for China to conduct anything affecting neghbouring countries as long as it is unilateral without any previous notice.

by: Anonymous
December 01, 2013 12:25 AM
China is doing the right thing!!!

by: thinker from: Asia
November 30, 2013 7:23 PM
Law of the Jungle, Stronger is the Winner

by: Hoale from: USA
November 30, 2013 7:26 AM
We can do cut legs China
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