China and Japan report fighter jet confrontations in East China Sea ADIZ

Chinese  J-10 Heavy Fighter Jet

Chinese J-10 Heavy Fighter Jet

The following is based in part on a translation of a report in Chinese Media:

China’s PLA Daily says in a report on China’s East Sea Fleet, “A foreign fighter jet entered China’s East China Sea Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ).

“A fighter jet of a certain Chinese east air division took off urgently, flew near the foreign fighter jet and warned it not to do anything inappropriate.

“After several rounds of manoeuvres, our fighter jet always maintained the initiative and forced the foreign jet away.

Reuters also reports that Japanese fighter jets scrambled 117 times in the airspace within China’s ADIZ which overlaps that airspace that Japan regard as its own.

As a result, when Chinese aircraft are in the overlapped area, Japan sends fighter jets to drive them away but when Japanese jets reach the area, Chinese aircrafts have already left.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a daily news briefing, “The actions of China’s aircraft in the airspace over the relevant sea are justified and legal.”

Contributed by “Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements” – Author of “Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements” and “Space Era Strategy” – Also English/Chinese translation service

Source: PLA Daily “Foreign warplane entered East Sea Air Defence Identification Zone: East Sea Fleet’s fighter jet urgently drove it away” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)
Source: Reuters “China defends actions after Japan says jet scrambles up”


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