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China drives US-Japan wedge

Posted by seumasach on December 10, 2013

Peter Mattis

Asia Times

9th December, 2013

On November 23, Beijing announced that a new air defense identification zone (ADIZ) would go into effect over the East China Sea, overlapping existing Japanese and South Korean ADIZ, requiring all air traffic passing through the zone to file flight information irrespective of its destination. Despite eliciting strong responses from Tokyo and Washington as well as restrained but negative responses from Seoul, Taipei and Canberra, China claimed the ADIZ was a routine measure for improving awareness of its airspace and protecting its national security without any ulterior motive.

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