US, Japan Criticize Chinese Air Defense Zone Over Disputed Islands

Both Japan and
the U.S. have said that they will not recognize the new Chinese air
defense zone that
includes uninhabited islands
claimed by both Japan and

Voice of America

Japan’s defense chief said Tokyo is working closely with
Washington following China’s establishment of an air defense zone
over disputed waters in the East China Sea.

The U.S. and Japan have vowed not to recognize the air defense
identification zone, under which Beijing wants all civilian and
military aircraft to identify themselves and obey its orders.

Earlier today, a Pentagon spokesman said that two B-52
 had flown over the disputed islands.

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