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