A pilot sits in the cockpit of a Jian-10 fighter jet at Yangcun Air Force base on the outskirts of Tianjin municipality. Photo: ReutersA pilot sits in the cockpit of a Jian-10 fighter jet at Yangcun Air Force base on the outskirts of Tianjin municipality. Photo: Reuters
A pilot sits in the cockpit of a Jian-10 fighter jet at Yangcun Air Force base on the outskirts of Tianjin municipality. Photo: Reuters

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

Tensions rise as US and Japan fly sorties and South Korea puts contested island in its own zone

Topic |   Air Defence Identification Zone
A pilot sits in the cockpit of a Jian-10 fighter jet at Yangcun Air Force base on the outskirts of Tianjin municipality. Photo: ReutersA pilot sits in the cockpit of a Jian-10 fighter jet at Yangcun Air Force base on the outskirts of Tianjin municipality. Photo: Reuters
A pilot sits in the cockpit of a Jian-10 fighter jet at Yangcun Air Force base on the outskirts of Tianjin municipality. Photo: Reuters
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