China says U.S. should respect China’s air defense zone


China said on Thursday the United States should respect its air defense identification zone (ADIZ), after Chinese officials warned a U.S. bomber it was illegally flying inside China’s self-declared zone in the East China Sea.

The Pentagon rejected the Chinese call and said it would continue its flight operations in the region.

China declared the zone, in which aircraft are supposed to identify themselves to Chinese authorities, in the East China Sea in 2013, which the United States and Japan have refused to recognize.

CNN, citing the U.S. Pacific Air Forces, said a B-1 bomber was flying near South Korea on Sunday, and that its pilots responded to Chinese air traffic controllers by saying they were carrying out routine operations in international airspace. The aircraft did not deviate from its flight path.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said she had not heard of the matter, and referred questions to the Defence Ministry, which did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

“But, generally speaking, I hope that in this region all countries’ actions consider the security concerns of relevant countries and be beneficial for mutual trust, peace and stability between countries,” Hua told a daily news briefing.

“The United States has its own ADIZs. I think if this matter is true, they should respect China’s relevant ADIZ rights,” she added, without elaborating.

A spokesman for the U.S. Defense Department, Commander Gary Ross, said the United States viewed China’s establishment of an East China Sea ADIZ in 2013 as “a unilateral change to the status quo … that raises regional tensions and increases the risk of miscalculation, confrontation and accidents.”

He said the U.S. military would not change how it conducts its operations.

“The United States will not acquiesce to unilateral acts of other States designed to restrict the rights, freedoms, and uses of the sea and airspace, as reflected in international law,” he said.” We do not accept, nor do we recognize, the East China Sea ADIZ declared by China,” he said.

The U.S. Air Force deployed a B-1B Lancer strategic bomber for bilateral training missions in Japanese and South Korean airspace on Tuesday, a show of force in response to recent North Korean missile tests.

(Reporting by Ben Blanchard in Beijing and David Brunnstrom in Washington; Editing by Nick Macfie and Peter Cooney)

Source: Reuters “China says U.S. should respect China’s air defense zone”

Note: This is Reuters’ report I post here for readers’ information. It does not mean that I agree or disagree with the report’ views.

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9 Comments on “China says U.S. should respect China’s air defense zone”

  1. Fugu says:

    CHINA & WORLD : A PRISON CAMP OF THE AMERIKAN POLICE STATE

    So, it becomes abundantly clear : In the eyes of Washington, China IS one big DETENTION CAMP; A national “NORTH AMERICAN NATIVE INDIAN RESERVATION”.

    Your labour and natural resources are for us Amerikan and Anglo-Saxon, and European businessmen to exploit, to make billions of profits.

    While we conned you gullible people to believe in a free market story, truth is, you are not free nor equal; Just as the “market” is not really free. You work in a condition we dictate.

    You China, IS in effect one huge sweat shop for us Amerikans.

    WE control the security. Your perimeter is patrolled by us.

    Our warships, warplanes and surveillance ships secure the entrance and exit to China; Backed up by our military bases in Okinawa, Yokosuka, Jeju and Guam. All heavily stacked with bombs, missiles, bullets and nukes.

    If you dissent, resist, fight, we will, using our formidable “fake news” and propagandistic mass medias to frame you as a “crazed, barbaric, abberrated” Oriental, like the way we have already achieved with the image of North Korea.

    At the first sign of trouble and resistance and attempt to confront, we will bring ALL our mass weapons of war to “utterly destroy” you. Your lines of supplies and trade will be demolished and then we will occupy your country the way we occupied Japan and make you our vassal state and your women our”comfort women” for our soldiers which I am sure they will love.

    Well, save for the World War III part, if you believe in all the BS propaganda we have just propounded,then we have won. If not, we ARE in big sh*t. We, the American people, really have no wish to fight you in a war that CANNOT be won.

    Now, be a good and obedient and an unquestioning boy and just produce all the goods we ask you to make at cheap cheap prices so that we can have a high standard of living while you live at a standard below your means.

    Get used to it. You are in a “Police-State” or “Police World” where WE are tne Police and you and ALL the rest of the world, our subjects and vassals.

    Comprende, amigo?

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  2. Allen Lau says:

    Firstly, ADIZ is an arbitrary, unilateral American invention, it has never been an internationally negotiated arrangement. The Americans created the Japanese, S. Korean as well as its own ADIZ all without consultation with impacted countries such as China. You may take a look at the joke of the US defined Japanese ADIZ which completely encircles China and Taiwan and leaves no breathing room for the Chinese air force.

    With regard to changing the status quo, the Americans have changed the Japanese ADIZ several times – each time moving closer and closer towards China. Americans have no qualm about changing the status quo when it threatens others.

    However, the days of US Navy and Air Force cruising unchallenged up and down China’s coast is over. Everybody recognizes the words and posturings of the Americans are only good for a chuckle and fodder for satire.

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  3. Simon says:

    Contrary to Washington is saying in this report, ADI Zcan and frequently been declared unilaterally. Japanese, S Korean, and Taiwan ADIZ were unilaterally declared by America without consultation, American unilaterally declared its own ADIZ, so has Britain. It is not a territorial claim. Some ADIZ overlaps each other. Whether America or Japan say its agree or not with China’s ADIZ seems that the rest ofthe world agree, the reality is everyone accept China’s ADIZ including American bombers. One thing I’m certain is Chinese military aircrafts does not respond to Japanese air traffic controllers when flying over its claimed ADIZ that overlaps China but unable to challange China.

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    • Steve says:

      US are pathetic liars and hegemonic scoundrels. They start a war lose a war, start an ADIZ and refuse other’s ADIZ. About time China uses its top secret weapon of immobilising aircraft aviation electronics in mid air and send it crashing down. Of course the pilots managed to parachute out and captured.

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  4. Simon says:

    Simply by responding to Chinese air control indentifying themselves and their course of action is essentially respecting China’s ADIZ regardless if the pilot saying it is “international airspace”.
    ADIZ is not an air exclusion zone, it can cover international airspace but it is there for aircraft from another country to identifying themselves when entering for security purposes. Failure to identify is considered hostile intent and will be met by military escort. The American B-1, while unwelcome, responded in recognition of Chinese ADIZ in accordance with its law.

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  5. EASTERN LOOKING GLASS says:

    WAR : A LOGICAL OUTCOME OF WASHINGTON’S CONTINUED AGGRESSION

    “A spokesman for the U.S. Defense Department, Commander Gary Ross, said the United States viewed China’s establishment of an East China Sea ADIZ in 2013 as “a unilateral change to the status quo … that raises regional tensions and increases the risk of miscalculation, confrontation and accidents.

    The United States will not acquiesce to unilateral acts of other States designed to restrict the rights, freedoms, and uses of the sea and airspace, as reflected in international law,” he said.” We do not accept, nor do we recognize, the East China Sea ADIZ declared by China,” he said.”

    More to the point, Washington’s decision to establish military bases in Yokusuka in Japan, Jeju in South Korea and Futenma in Okinawa, not to mention Guam and the Marshall islands, with nuclear and conventional missiles and radars aimed at China, and warships and warplanes stationed there for the purpose of intimidating China states unequivocally that Amerika IS an aggressive and hostile country towards China.

    Don’t be deceived by their charming public relations acts and words. They mean nothing. Neither should Beijing and China be scared by their threats and fearmongering.

    The only logical action to take is firstly to diplomatically observe, and perhaps ask the Trump Administration if the U.S. will be closing down their military bases? If the conclusion is no, then Beijing must await the right opportunity to launch a blitzkreig attack to obliterate and occupy their military bases and perhaps the countries harbouring them also, to ensure they can never be used to threaten China again.

    And put the 200 year old humiliation and ignominy of Western dominance and colonization of East Asia under the so-called euphemistically named New World Order to rest finally. After all the butchery and genocide of East Asian people perpetrated by Washington in the last 70 years, this can only be sweet justice. A new day and new chapter.

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  6. Steve Canyon says:

    Sounds like a good place to show what the J-20 can do.

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    • Joseph says:

      True. China should send its H-6K bombers with J-20 escorts to ADIZs of the American and its allies, in Asia and in American continental backyards. Unlike the F-35, the J-20 should not have fuel problem for long range mission. Let’s see if the F-35s are up to the challenge, with their refueling tankers. The F-35s would have to decide to engage the enemy or to protect their tankers. If they lost their tankers, they have to ditch anyway.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Its only a B1, no need for J-20, just a sling shot with a tiny grenade will do, can’t be tracked on radar.

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