Friday, November 29, 2013

China sends War Planes to its Newly Declared Air Defence Zone in East China Sea

While there is much hue and cry about China's newly declared air defence zone over East China Sea and its defiance by Japan and South Korea, it is learnt that China has sent war planes to the area to ensure strict enforcement.

The vast zone, announced last week, covers territory claimed by China, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea. The zone includes a groups of islands known as Diaoyu in Chinese and Senkaku by Japan

China's state news agency Xinhua quoted air force spokesman Col Shen Jinke as saying several fighter jets and an early warning aircraft had been deployed to carry out routine patrols as "a defensive measure and in line with international common practices".

In the wake of the new development, the dispute in an already tense region has raised concerns it could escalate into an unplanned military incident.

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