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. 13 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese spokesman said on Friday that China has full capacity to effectively monitor its Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) after the People's Republic of Korea and Japan held a joint search and rescue exercise in the East China Sea on Thursday.
The exercise was carried out in an area where the China and Japan air defence identification zones overlap, involving two warships and a helicopter from Japan and several pieces of military equipment from the ROK. The Japanese military did not inform China about use of a helicopter.
"China is monitoring the ADIZ effectively right now," Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said at a daily news briefing, reiterating China's firm determination to secure its territory and territorial airspace.
Committed to maintain the peace, order and stability of the region and relevant airspace, China hopes all parties can make similar efforts, rather than the opposite, the spokesman said.
Asked to comment on the 76th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre by Japanese invaders in December 13, 1937, during World War II, Hong said it was an "atrocity" committed by Japanese militarism in invading China.
He urged Japan to face to and deeply reflect on its aggressive past and improve ties with China and other Asian neighbors.
Nanjing witnessed mass murder, genocide and war rape following the Japanese capture of the city in December 13, 1937, during World War II. It claimed the lives of 300,000 Chinese civilians and unarmed soldiers.
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