BEIJING, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- The Foreign Affairs Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) on Saturday said China's top legislature firmly oppose a Japanese resolution on China's East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ).
The lower house of the Japanese Diet on Friday adopted a resolution urging China to rescind its recent establishment of the East China Sea ADIZ.
The Japanese side has no right to make irresponsible remarks on China's establishment of the ADIZ, a statement of the committee said, stressing that the NPC is resolutely opposed to the Japan's so-called resolution.
China's establishment of the ADIZ is reasonable, legitimate and in line with international law and practice, the statement said.
China has always been firmly opposed to and never recognized Japan's unauthorized action to include the Diaoyu Islands into Japan's so-called air defense identification zone, the statement said.
It reiterated that the Diaoyu Island and its affiliated islets are China's inherent territory since ancient times and China has indisputable sovereignty over the islands.
The root cause of the current tensions in the East China Sea is in Japan, the statement said, urging Japan to cut off all provocative words and deeds and to make concrete efforts for the improvement of China-Japan relations as well as peace of the East China Sea and its airspace.
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