A Japanese F-15 jet approaches a Chinese plane (out of frame) in 2014 in a spot where the two countries' air defence zones overlap. Photo: AFP A Japanese F-15 jet approaches a Chinese plane (out of frame) in 2014 in a spot where the two countries' air defence zones overlap. Photo: AFP
A Japanese F-15 jet approaches a Chinese plane (out of frame) in 2014 in a spot where the two countries' air defence zones overlap. Photo: AFP

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A Japanese F-15 jet approaches a Chinese plane (out of frame) in 2014 in a spot where the two countries' air defence zones overlap. Photo: AFP A Japanese F-15 jet approaches a Chinese plane (out of frame) in 2014 in a spot where the two countries' air defence zones overlap. Photo: AFP
A Japanese F-15 jet approaches a Chinese plane (out of frame) in 2014 in a spot where the two countries' air defence zones overlap. Photo: AFP
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