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.
BEIJING, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei on Saturday night strongly refuted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's recent comments on China's East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone(ADIZ).
Hong expressed China's strong anger over the Japanese leader for his malicious slander against China in international arena, according to a Foreign Ministry press release.
It was reported that during a recent summit between Japan and Southeast Asian countries, Abe criticized China for its "unilateral action" to change the situation in the East China Sea and said that China's ADIZ is unjust violation against the freedom of aviation over the high seas as well as demanded China rescind relevant measures.
Hong reiterated China's stance on the Diaoyu Islands and slammed Japan's unilateral actions to provoke disputes since last year.
China's necessary measures to safeguard its sovereignty is in accordance with law and irreproachable,he said.
As a defensive measure to safeguard national air security, the establishment of the East China Sea ADIZ is in line with international law and practice, Hong said, stressing that it does not affect the freedom of aviation of the aircraft which is in accordance with international law.
The Japanese deliberate vilification over China on the ADIZ is doomed to failure, said the spokesman.
China has "full capacity" to monitor ADIZ: FM
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. Full story
Commentary: Don't make waves on China's ADIZ
BEIJING, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) -- If Tokyo truly seeks a peaceful and secure Asia-Pacific, then it is in its own interests to call off provocative moves over China's establishment of the East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ).
According to a recent news report, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is going to stage again its China-is-to-blame game at the summit of Japan and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Full story
Chinese stands firm on air defense zone
BEIJING, Dec.12 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman on Thursday again defended China's establishment of the East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) last month.
"China's activities here are just, reasonable and comply with international practices," Hong Lei said at a daily briefing. Full story
China dismisses Japan's opposition to South China Sea ADIZ
BEIJING, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- China dismissed the Japanese Defense Minister's remarks on the South China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ).
"China is determined to safeguard national security. No country should make comments on this matter," said Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei at a regular press briefing. Full story
China's top legislature rejects Japanese resolution on ADIZ
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. Full story