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China bitterly attacks Japanese prime minister over air zone remarks

Discussion in 'China & Asia Pacific' started by layman, Dec 15, 2013.

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  1. layman

    layman Aurignacian STAR MEMBER

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    China has condemned Shinzo Abe, the Japanese prime minister, for "maliciously slandering" its self-proclaimed air defence zone, ratcheting up the war of words between the neighbours over Beijing's annexation of the skies over a group of disputed islands.

    Abe told a news conference that China's recent announcement of the air defence identification zone over disputed islands in the East China Sea was "unjustly violating the freedom of aviation over the high seas" and demanded Beijing rescind it.

    In the most bitter remarks so far in the dispute, the Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei defended the zone, which has triggered protests from Japan, the United States and South Korea.

    "We express strong dissatisfaction with Japan's leader using an international occasion to maliciously slander China," Hong said in a statement seen on the ministry website on Sunday.

    The islands are claimed by Beijing as the Diaoyus and by Tokyo as the Senkakus.

    "The Diaoyus are an inherent territory of China. Japan's seizure and occupation of the islands are illegal and invalid," Hong said, arguing that the air zone was in line with international laws and practices, and did not affect aviation freedom.

    "The Chinese side took necessary measures to safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity. This is totally legitimate and irreproachable. Japan's attempt to play tricks with concept … and mislead world opinion is doomed to failure."

    China's air defence zone and its territorial claims in the South China Sea have raised concerns of an escalation in the area. On Saturday the US navy said one of its warships monitoring a Chinese aircraft carrier was nearly hit by another Chinese military vessel and had to take evasive action.

    China and several nations that are members of the Asean group have competing territorial claims in the energy-rich South China Sea. Abe and leaders of the Association of South-east Asian Nations agreed at a summit in Tokyo on Saturday for the need for freedom of the high seas and skies and called for the peaceful resolution of disputes.

    The statement did not criticise China's air zone. Many Asean members have deep economic ties with China.

    Sino-Japanese tensions have risen over the past year in a long-running dispute over the Japanese-controlled islands in the East China Sea. Both countries have scrambled aircraft and conducted naval patrols in the area.

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    Rock n Rolla Lt. Colonel STAR MEMBER

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    sangos Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Very strong reaction from China indeed for Mr Abe's simply asking for 'free overflight'. I would say the Chinese are moved by issues far deeper and beyond the mere ADIZ with Japan. And nothing good will result from a revengeful attitude.
     
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    China Denounces 'Slanderous' Air Zone Remarks By Japan PM

    BEIJING — China rejected as “slanderous†a renewed call by Japan’s premier for Beijing to rescind its controversial air defense zone, the latest salvo in a territorial dispute that has increased friction in the region.

    Beijing’s retort came hours after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said at a Japan-ASEAN summit in Tokyo on Saturday that he was “deeply concerned†by China’s establishment of the air zone and that he believed “many†leaders of Southeast Asian countries attending the meeting shared his view.

    “We express strong dissatisfaction with the Japanese leader’s use of an international meeting to make slanderous remarks about China,†Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei said in a statement posted online late Saturday.

    He added that Japan’s “attempt to promote a double standard and mislead international public opinion is doomed to fail.â€

    “The one that has unilaterally changed the status quo over the Diaoyu islands is none other than Japan itself,†Hong said.

    “In this regard, China has taken lawful and necessary measures to safeguard its sovereign territory and is fully justified and blameless.â€

    China last month declared an air defense identification zone over an area of the East China Sea which includes the disputed Tokyo-controlled islands, which Japan calls the Senkakus, in a move that ratcheted up an already-tense situation.

    Saturday’s Japan-ASEAN summit was the first major gathering of Asian leaders since China’s move to assert its power over the skies near its southeast coast.

    In a joint statement, the heads of state on Saturday encouraged Japan’s “proactive contribution to peace†and announced that they had “agreed to enhance cooperation in ensuring freedom of overflight and civil aviation safetyâ€, language viewed as a cautious show of support for Tokyo.

    The back-and-forth between Tokyo and Beijing also comes after reports that a Chinese naval vessel nearly collided with a US warship in the South China Sea on Dec. 5.

    The USS Cowpens, a guided missile cruiser, was forced to maneuver to avoid a collision with the Chinese ship that had crossed directly in front of it and halted, according to US naval officers and defense officials.

    China’s amphibious dock ship came within 500 meters (yards) of the US warship, a defense official said. Chinese officials have not issued any comment on the incident.

    China Denounces 'Slanderous' Air Zone Remarks By Japan PM | Defense News | defensenews.com

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    Re: China Denounces 'Slanderous' Air Zone Remarks By Japan PM

    The US ship was monitoring the Chinese AC, when the incident happened.
     
  6. zhan hu ju ju zuo

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    layman,r y the forum master?
     
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    layman Aurignacian STAR MEMBER

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    Why is this question now ?
     
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    zhan hu ju ju zuo FULL MEMBER

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    I think i can make supplement to your post and avoid misunderstanding,hope indian can know what china really looks like,can i?
     
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    You are always welcome. GO Ahead. Any questions PM me... :tup:
    My Wishes.
     
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    zhan hu ju ju zuo FULL MEMBER

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    haha,chinese isn't always so annoying,right?except my terrible english.
     
  11. Gessler

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    Okay...so China can declare air zones as and when it wants but no other country should do the same?

    This is ridiculous especially given the fact that 1 Japanese is better than 10 chinese.
     
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    apologize for my terrible english

    well,you know there are 20 coutries(including japan) establish air zones before china ,why china can't do the same.

    people in china doesn't understand why other country disapprove our air zone
     
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    Issue arises is the Said ADIZ is covering the Disputed Islands too...
     
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    The area where you declare the air zone is disputed. Both Japan & China say that this area belongs to them.

    You are actually declaring a Chinese air zone over a Japanese land. That's why Japan doesn't agree with you.

    If India declares air defence zone over Pakistan saying that Pakistan was once (before 1947) part of India,
    will Pakistan agree with that? They wont.

    It's the same with Japan as well, they won't agree to your claims just because you say that this area belongs
    to China.
     
  15. The Drdo Guy

    The Drdo Guy Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Are dono kuch karenge nahi bas aise hi hum log ka time waste kar rahe hain.... kam se kam ek goli hi chalao........Hum log kuch masala cahate hain aur tum log ho ki bas dhamki se hi kam chala rahe ho..Aur china,jab pichwade me nahi tha guda toh lanka me kyo kuda?Mera island Mera island kyo kar rahe ho?Tumahara hai toh ja k lo aur nahi hai toh bhag DK bose.....
     
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