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. 6 (Xinhua) -- China has maintained communication with the Republic of Korea (ROK) on the East China Sea air defense identification zone (ADIZ), Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said Friday.
"We are ready to maintain communication with the ROK side under the condition of equality and mutual respect," Hong said at a regular press briefing.
When asked to comment on ROK's attempt to expand its air defense identification zone, Hong said the ROK's move should be in line with its national laws and international norms.
Hong said an ADIZ is not part of a country's territorial airspace and has nothing to do with the administrative rights over sea and airspace. It is established for identification and early warning.
Official sources said the ROK is considering expanding its ADIZ to cover a number of submerged rocks within the exclusive economic zone of China, which partially overlaps that of the ROK.
China announced its ADIZ over the East China Sea on Nov. 23. The ROK's ADIZ was set up by the U.S. air force in 1951.
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
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
China's air defense zone doesn't target specific country: expert
BEIJING, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- China's newly-established air defense identification zone over the East China Sea does not target a specific country, said a military expert in Beijing on Tuesday.
"Other nations do not need to be alarmed," said Zhang Junshe, an expert with the navy, in an interview with Xinhua.Full story