China issues warning to foreign military planes

Last updated 20:06 24/01/2014

Relevant offers


Kashmir kids find refuge in makeshift schools amid uprising Mourning Thailand takes steps for visitors as tourism returns in full (moon) swing Australian Jessica Wongso to appeal sentence for cyanide murder Crashed car snags truck and is dragged for 25km Claims North Korean leader Kim Jong Un boasts of drinking 10 bottles of Bordeaux wine in a night National Geographic 'Afghan Girl' arrested in Pakistan living under false papers US spy chief says North Korea may never give up on nuclear bomb 'I treated her as a non-person': British banker's torture video appals jury in Hong Kong murder trial Thief steals SUV to impress and then returns it Islamic State claims attack on Pakistan police academy, 59 dead

China says it has begun issuing warnings to foreign military planes entering its self-declared air defence zone over the East China Sea that has been blamed for raising tensions in the region. 

State media quotes air force spokesman Shen Jinke as saying that multiple types of Chinese planes recently conducted a long-range patrol inside the sweeping zone that was declared in November.

Shen said the Chinese planes identified a number of foreign military aircraft, flew alongside them and issued warnings to them.

He didn't identify the planes or say when the patrol was conducted. 

The US, Japan and other countries denounced the zone's declaration as provocative and said they would ignore China's demands that their military aircraft announce flight plans, identify themselves and follow Chinese instructions. 

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content