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.
|East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone (Source: Ministry of National Defense/China Daily)
BEIJING, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) -- China has maintained communication with the United States over its newly established Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ), Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said on Wednesday.
Hong made the remarks at a regular press briefing in response to a question on whether the air zone will be a main topic during U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's visit.
Hong said China has already briefed the U.S. side on the legitimacy, defensiveness and openness of the air zone and expects understanding, respect and coordination from the United States.
He recalled the successful exchanges between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Biden when Xi was still vice president, noting that the two old friends will exchange views on a new model for major-country relations as well as other issues of common concern during this visit.
Biden is scheduled to visit Beijing from Dec. 4 to 5, at the invitation of Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao.
Chinese VP meets with Biden
BEIJING, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao met with his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden in Beijing on Wednesday, pledging to enhance high-level strategic communication and avoid conflict and confrontation.
During the meeting, Li said Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barrack Obama reached important consensus on the building of a new model of major-country relations in June. Full story
Defense Ministry spokesman on China's air defense identification zone
BEIJING, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- Following is a statement made by Geng Yansheng, spokesman for the Ministry of National Defense, on China's establishment of the East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ): Full story
China's ADIZ to improve identification: FM spokesman
BEIJING, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- The purpose of China's Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) is to improve the country's capacity to identify aircraft and avoid any misjudgment, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Tuesday.
Hong Lei made the comments at a regular press briefing when asked to provide further explanation on the newly established zone. Full story
Air force patrols of China's ADIZ legitimate: spokesman
BEIJING, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- Planes from the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force have the right to patrol in China's East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) in light of the need of air defense, said a Foreign Ministry spokesman on Friday.
Qin Gang made the remarks at a regular press briefing when asked to explain the purpose of the PLA Air Force's patrol in the ADIZ on Thursday. Full story
BEIJING, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- China's newly-established Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) will not cause regional tension, Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said on Friday.
"China's ADIZ over the East China Sea is not aimed at any specific country nor target. It's absolutely a measure designated to exercise the right of defense effectively," Qin told a regular press briefing. Full story
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