BEIJING, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) -- Chinese air force planes have been regularly patrolling the East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) since it was established two months ago, an air force spokesman said here Thursday.
The routine patrols have beefed up China's effective control over the ADIZ, air force colonel Shen Jinke said.
On a recent patrol, multiple types of Chinese aircraft were sent to "monitor, identify, track and warn" multiple types of foreign military planes that had entered the ADIZ, Shen added.
The spokesman reaffirmed that the establishment of the ADIZ is a purely defensive move that confirms to international practices.
Normal flights by international airlines have not been affected in the zone over the past two months, Shen said.
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
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