Japan’s Air Self-Defense Force reportedly scrambled fighters on January 29 to intercept a Chinese military aircraft that flew through the Tsushima Strait between Kyushu and the Korean Peninsula.
The Asahi Shimbun says the Chinese Y-9 surveillance aircraft approached from the west side of Tsushima island and entered the Japanese Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ). It then crossed to the Sea of Japan off Shimane Prefecture and returned through the strait before heading toward the East China Sea, according to information provided by Japan’s Defense Ministry.
South Korea also said it scrambled fighters on Monday after a Chinese military plane entered its ADIZ.
The Chinese military aircraft is said to have entered South Korea’s ADIZ over Socotra Rock, which is south of Jeju Island off the southern tip of the Korean Peninsula, according to a South Korean military official.
The plane then entered Japan’s ADIZ before flying back toward China, the official said. Yonhap, quoting a source, said the Chinese plane appears to be a Y-8 multi-role transport or maritime patrol jet. It isn’t clear if this was the same Chinese plane that drew a response from Japan.
Asahi says that Chinese military aircraft entered Japan’s and South Korea’s ADIZs in an incident on December 18, while Yonhap is reporting that five Chinese military planes entered South Korea’s ADIZ in mid-December.
An ADIZ is airspace over land or water designated by a country that calls for the early identification and location of a foreign plane that approaches its territory. It’s not defined in any international law or treaty.
It’s so funny how the last paragraph in this story made the entire story irrelevant. You could have just written "Chinese military planes flew through international airspace." This is what is written in western media whenever the U.S. planes violate an ADIZ.
Its to attract readers to read the article.
If other aircraft entered the scarborough shaol airspace using freedom of navigation, an area thousands of miles from china’s main land and inside the Philippines Exclusive Economic 200 N.mile Zone, china says it is a threar to their sovereignty and provocative.. ????
HEY JOE ,I BEG TO DIFFER WITH YOUR ASSUMPTION THAT THE U. S., DID NOT PROVKE JAPAN BEFORE PEARL..IN FACT THEY HAD SO MANY SANCTIONS ON JAPAN THAT IT COMPLETELY SHUT DOWN THEIR INDUSTRIES AND ECONOMY. NO RUBBER ;OIL; ALLUMINIUM/BOXITE ;SCAP METALS; FOR STEEL MAKING AND MANY OTHER COMMODITIES. ALSO BANNED ALL IMPORTS OF JAPANESE GOODS TO THE U.S ,AND JAPAN WAS THE CHINA OF ITS DAY. GET EDUCATED JOE!!!
This word "scrambling" is used to make the reporting sound aggressive. It is absolutely normal in a military base to test time for fighters to get intercept unknown planes. Nobody would go into a fighting mode! It is all show!
Devadasan Manickam : Absolutely right!
Thanks, nothing went wrong.
Talk about atrocities of others? Why not talk about 20M Chinese killed by Mao Tze Dong? Remember Tiananmen square?
go go go Japan’ South Korea’ drive these stupid communist nation out’ in order to stop thier bullying attitude!!
They have just corrected your western media.
Western media writes doesn’t mean they r writings truth.
Mistake in the paragraphing of the story is not important. What is important, is the fact that a chinese aircraft entered the Japan and South Korea ADIZ’s…
War talk, over coffee,
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this is USA sponsored propaganda against china…japanese fishing boats are always crossing illegally into african fishing waters and it makes no headlines..the planes crossed into an ADIZ but did not violate restricted japanese air space..
Paul Chan the united states does not have a base on scarborough shoal. You should know your facts before commenting
Where is the news?
oh that’s cruel…in philippines scramble to welcome…????????????
Marba Eteredla I think you are the first to go ,never know the result,poor soul.
Enemy is enter ADiZ shoot down,they think I am a big boss ,can do anything.
Lee Soan Wah wooh you like chicken feet?
crazy Chinese mongoloid race !your a trouble maker!
Richard Arlen USA had aircraft and pilots fighting in China against Japanese well before Pearl Harbour.
The Japanese should have given warning of their attack, then sunk all cruisers out at sea, instead of where 6 major cruisers could be recovered and re-enter the war.
Marba Eteredla you probably think that the Chinese arsenal only comprise of rocks and stones.
Beacause they are not ALLIED…
That’s absolutely right mr. Jean.
Had there been US aircraft….the story wouldn’t have emerged…..
You nailed it Jason!
They should not fight each other . It is not good al all .But we must know it that PRC powerful enough to save her borders.I have read somewhere that Muslims people are fighting each other to finish themselves and the same should not happen to Mongoloid people.
You illegal claimant better go out in our very own philippines territory. We filipinos are against settlers or squaters
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