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Japan to propose air defense zones for discussion at U.N. agency

Japan plans to propose taking up the issue of air defense identification zones at the International Civil Aviation Organization as it did last November after China's declaration of such a zone in the East China Sea over Japan's Senakaku Islands. The ICAO, a U.N. agency working to promote the safety of international civil aviation, on Monday started a council meeting in Montreal, Canada. Japan, the United States and China are among its members sitting on the council.

Commentary: Safeguarding East Asian security needs closer China-S. Korea coordination

by Deng Yushan BEIJING, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) -- With recidivist troublemaker Japan kicking up a fuss about China's establishment of an air defense identification zone (ADIZ) over East China Sea, regional security has now been shadowed by new uncertainties. Against the backdrop of unnecessary tensions, China and South Korea, two supporting pillars of East Asian stability and security, need to boost dialogue and coordination, enhance mutual understanding on the basis of reciprocal respect, and close ranks to shield regional peace and development.

China dismisses Japan's opposition to South China Sea ADIZ

BEIJING, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- China dismissed the Japanese Defense Minister's remarks on the South China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ). "China is determined to safeguard national security. No country should make comments on this matter," said Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei at a regular press briefing. Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said that the international community should oppose China's ADIZ in the South China Sea. Philippine National Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin also voiced concern over the ADIZ.

White House: No let-up in its defiance of China's air zone

By Lee Chi-dong WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (Yonhap) -- The White House dismissed a view Thursday that the Obama administration is backing off from its staunch defiance of China's contentious establishment of a new air defense zone in the East China Sea. "We, the United States, do not recognize it, and we do not accept it, and it will not change how the U.S. conducts military operations in the region," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said at a press briefing.

White House: No let-up in its defiance of China's air zone

By Lee Chi-dong WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (Yonhap) -- The White House dismissed a view Thursday that the Obama administration is backing off from its staunch defiance of China's contentious establishment of a new air defense zone in the East China Sea. "We, the United States, do not recognize it, and we do not accept it, and it will not change how the U.S. conducts military operations in the region," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said at a press briefing.

Xi, Biden split over air defense zone issue

By Lee Chi-dong WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (Yonhap) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden exchanged differing views on the air defense zone issue as they met for more than five hours in Beijing Wednesday (local time), a senior U.S. official said. Biden first laid out Washington's detailed view on the matter, which has raised regional military tensions. "He indicated that we don't recognize the zone, that we have deep concerns about it," the official told reporters on backgroup after a dinner meeting between Xi and Biden.

1st LD-Writethru: 55 airlines report flight plans to China: FM

BEIJING, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) -- Fifty-five airlines in 19 countries and three regions have reported their flight plans to China over the East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ), a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Wednesday. "China has gained understanding from an increasing number of countries over the establishment of the zone. People have come to realize it is a safe and cooperative area, rather than risky and confrontational," Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said at a daily news briefing.

U.S. urges China not to implement air defense zone

A White House spokesman said Tuesday the U.S. government has urged China not to implement its recently established air defense identification zone over the East China Sea. "The United States urges China not to implement the ADIZ," Jay Carney, White House press secretary, told reporters, referring to the zone set up over an area including a group of Japan-controlled Senkaku islets that China claims.

Roundup: Abe, Biden agree to address ADIZ concerns in coordinated manner

Roundup: Abe, Biden agree to address ADIZ concerns in coordinated manner TOKYO, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden held talks here Tuesday as part of Biden's week-long trip that will also see him visit China and South Korea at a time when tensions in the Asia Pacific regions, due to territorial disputes and air demarkation zones, are rising.

China's ADIZ to improve identification: FM spokesman

BEIJING, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- The purpose of China's Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) is to improve the country's capacity to identify aircraft and avoid any misjudgment, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Tuesday. Hong Lei made the comments at a regular press briefing when asked to provide further explanation on the newly established zone.
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