Background: Air Defense Identification Zones
Special: China establishes its first air defense ID zone
Statement by the Government of the People's Republic of China on Establishing the East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone
Announcement of the Aircraft Identification Rules for the East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone of the P.R.C.
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|East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone (Source: Ministry of National Defense/China Daily)
BEIJING, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said on Wednesday that there was no need for countries to panic over China's setup of the East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ).
Qin made the remarks at a daily news briefing when asked to comment on Japanese media reports that Japan is considering expanding its ADIZ in the Pacific Ocean after China announced the establishment of its zone on Saturday.
"I have yet to learn the official news [about Japan's expansion of ADIZ]," Qin said.
He stressed that China's setup of the ADIZ is a justified act of self-defence, not one aimed at any specific country or target. "Relevant countries need not make a fuss, panic or relate themselves to it," according to the spokesman.
Asked if China will consider to establish a similar zone in the South China Sea, the spokesman said China will set up other ADIZs in due time after completing relevant preparations.
Commentary: U.S. should act as honest broker
BEIJING, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- Pentagon officials said Tuesday that two U.S. B-52 bombers have flown over the area of the Diaoyu Islands, which is included in China's newly established Air Defense Identification Zone in the East China Sea.
In response, a Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman said the Chinese military monitored the entire flight course of the U.S. aircraft, which flew along the eastern border of the air zone, some 200 km east of the Diaoyu Islands. Full story
China monitors U.S. bombers in defense zone
BEIJING, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- China's defense ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng on Wednesday said the country has observed U.S. B-52 bombers flying in the newly established air defense identification zone over East China Sea.
Geng said the U.S. aircraft flew south and north along the eastern border of the East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone from 11:00 a.m. to 1:22 p.m. Tuesday, about 200 km to the east of the Diaoyu Islands.Full story
China refutes Australia's remarks over air defense identification zone
BEIJING, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- China on Wednesday refuted the Australian Foreign Minister's remarks over its newly established Air Defense Identification Zone in the East China Sea.
"China has lodged solemn representations against Australia's remarks, and expressed its strong dissatisfaction," Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said.Full story
Air defense zone in line with cross-Strait interests: Spokeswoman
BEIJING, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- The newly-established East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone is in line with the interests of both sides of the Taiwan Strait, a mainland spokeswoman said on Wednesday.
Speaking at a press conference, Fan Liqing, of the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, said, "Both sides of the Strait are of one family, and maintaining the fundamental interests of the Chinese nation is in line with the common welfare across the Strait, which is also a common responsibility for the two sides."Full story