Tag Archives: East China Sea

WAR DRUMS: US may deploy B-52 in event of a Diaoyutai conflict

The United States may deploy its B-52 strategic bomber to defend Japan’s administration of the disputed Diaoyutai islands (Senkaku in Japan, Diaoyu in China) in the East China Sea if China were ever to invade the islands, according to China’s … Continue reading

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WAR DRUMS: US GENERAL WARNS CHINA OVER NEW AIR ZONE

US Pacific Air Forces Commander Gen. Herbert ‘Hawk’ Carlisle says any attempt by China to replicate its air defense zone in the South China Sea would be a “very provocative act.” “If you look at some of the things that have … Continue reading

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WAR DRUMS: US vows to defend Japan against China

Secretary of State John Kerry vowed Friday that the United States would defend Japan against attack including over islands claimed by China as tensions boil between the Asian powers. Kerry, who said he would visit China next week, met in Washington … Continue reading

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China warns foreign planes entering defense zone

BEIJING (AP) — China said Friday it has begun issuing warnings to foreign military planes entering its self-declared air defense zone over the East China Sea amid heightened tensions with its neighbors, especially Japan. Bitter rhetoric between the neighbors has spiked … Continue reading

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Japan holds military drill as S. China Sea islands dispute widens

Japanese paratroopers recaptured an island from an enemy in a wargame as its Defense Minister vowed to defend a disputed East China Sea territory. China’s ships sailed near the contested islets as Beijing reportedly expanded its air defense zone. Tokyo’s military … Continue reading

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Japan sends fighter jets to intercept Chinese plane over disputed islands

Japan has reportedly dispatched fighter jets to ward off a Chinese plane flying near a chain of disputed islands claimed by both Beijing and Tokyo. A spokesman for Japan’s Defense Ministry said Saturday that the fighter jets were sent to the … Continue reading

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China’s airspace zone has caused apprehension: Biden

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s new air defense identification zone over the East China Sea has caused “significant” unease in the region, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Thursday, adding he had stated Washington’s firm objection to the move during … Continue reading

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