The head of the Taiwan Affairs Office, Zhang Zhijun, says the air routes have been approved by the international civil aviation authorities. Photo: Simon Song The head of the Taiwan Affairs Office, Zhang Zhijun, says the air routes have been approved by the international civil aviation authorities. Photo: Simon Song
The head of the Taiwan Affairs Office, Zhang Zhijun, says the air routes have been approved by the international civil aviation authorities. Photo: Simon Song

Mainland government defends controversial air routes close to Taiwan

Senior official Zhang Zhijun said flight paths were designed to ease congestion over mainland skies. Taiwan has said they pose a threat to its security and its aircraft's safety

Topic |   China Parliamentary Sessions 2015
The head of the Taiwan Affairs Office, Zhang Zhijun, says the air routes have been approved by the international civil aviation authorities. Photo: Simon Song The head of the Taiwan Affairs Office, Zhang Zhijun, says the air routes have been approved by the international civil aviation authorities. Photo: Simon Song
The head of the Taiwan Affairs Office, Zhang Zhijun, says the air routes have been approved by the international civil aviation authorities. Photo: Simon Song
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