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  1. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    China sends aircraft to patrol air defence identification zone

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 04:22pm by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... aircraft to patrol its air defence identification zone yesterday and said such missions would become regular events, raising tensions with countries that refuse to recognise the zone. Japan ... no resistance from Beijing. Late on Tuesday the US sent two B-52 bombers over the zone. Air force spokesman Colonel Shen Jinke said China sent a KJ-2000 early warning aircraft and several Sukhoi Su-30 ...

  2. News - China Insider - Air Defence Zone

    ‘Hostile’ aircraft could be shot down in new air zone: Chinese air force general

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 03:07pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com A PLA air force general has warned that any foreign aircraft disobeying warnings and deemed to be “hostile” could be shot down in China’s newly-established air ... The Chinese defence ministry on Wednesday said it had tracked and identified the US aircraft flying over the zone. Meanwhile, Qiao’s comments elicited mixed reactions from Chinese netizens. Many cast ...

  3. News - China - DEFENCE

    Taiwan scrambles fighter jets after PLA spy planes 'repeatedly' breach airspace

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 02:45pm by Lawrence Chung, AFP

    ... the air defence identification zone at 8.33am on Monday and another at 2.31pm the same day en route to a disputed area in the South China Sea, it said. Taiwan scrambled two fighter aircraft to track the planes. A spokesman for the defence ministry in Beijing said People's Liberation Army aircraft conducted routine activities in the airspace on Monday, and nothing abnormal ...

  4. News - China - DEFENCE

    Beijing plays down stand-off with US warship in South China Sea

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 11:23am by Teddy Ng

    ... and an escort ship for the aircraft carrier Liaoning resolved the situation properly. "The Chinese naval vessels properly handled the encounter in accordance with strict operation protocol," ...

  5. News - Asia

    Japan denies brush with Chinese planes, demands Beijing withdraws footage

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 06:02pm

    ... “dangerously close” to Chinese aircraft in an incident over the East China Sea on Wednesday, and demanded China take down the footage allegedly showing the incident. On Thursday, China said two Japanese F-15 planes followed a Chinese Tu-154 aircraft and came as close as 30 metres, “seriously affecting China’s flight safety”. It posted a video on the defence ministry website allegedly ...


    China and Japan continue to blame each other for jet encounter

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 10:43am by Associated Press

    ... a Chinese TU-154 plane Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga denied on Thursday that Japanese aircraft had approached a Chinese plane and said Japan stood by the version it gave on Wednesday — that two Chinese SU27 fighters had posed a danger to Japanese aircraft by flying near them. “Chinese criticism is irrelevant,” Suga said. On Wednesday, Japan lodged a diplomatic protest ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    US deploys new surveillance planes in Japan amid territorial row with China

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 11:45pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington New US jets arrive in Japan The US Navy has deployed a pair of sophisticated surveillance aircraft to Japan, officials said, with four more due to arrive ... marks the first mission for the new plane, which is replacing the propeller-driven P-3 Orion aircraft that dates back to the 1960s. The P-8A planes, converted Boeing 737s equipped with advanced ...

  8. News - China - MILITARY

    China, Japan trade blows as Beijing releases footage of military jets' close encounter

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 09:47am by Minnie Chan

    ... aircraft. It was hitting back at accusations levelled by Tokyo after the latest near-miss incident involving the countries' military planes. China's defence ministry posted a statement ... learned from experience how to counter Japan's accusations. "The PLA could take the pictures and video clips because it was not the first time Japanese military aircrafts had flown so ...

  9. News - Asia

    Passenger safety not at risk for planes which fly over China's new air defence zone

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 11:40pm by Charlotte So

    ... All civilian aircraft are visible to radars across the globe as they have to report their position and altitude to different flying information regions (FIRs) covering one authority to another so as to maintain sufficient separation between them. "The military can listen in on all the aircraft's identity and location so there is no need for airlines to provide separate ...

  10. News - China - ADIZ

    China scrambles military planes after US and Japan fly sorties into new zone

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 10:26am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Kristine Kwok kristine.kwok@scmp.com Tensions rise as US and Japan fly sorties and South Korea puts contested island in its own zone Chinese military aircraft were scrambled yesterday ... of the aircraft inside the zone yesterday morning. The PLA identified two US aircraft and 10 Japanese aircraft. The US planes made two sorties across the zone, while the Japanese made seven. Seoul said ...




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