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Offline flowers

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China sends warplanes to newly declared air zone
« on: November 28, 2013, 01:48:55 PM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-25144465

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The vast zone, announced last week, covers territory claimed by China, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea.

China has said all planes transiting the zone must file flight plans and identify themselves, or face "defensive emergency measures".

But Japan, South Korea and the US have all since flown military aircraft through the area.


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Re: China sends warplanes to newly declared air zone
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2013, 04:18:42 PM »
Where's the UN on this right now?

This is one of the few times it could actually be useful.
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Re: China sends warplanes to newly declared air zone
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2013, 05:01:44 PM »
Where's the UN on this right now?

This is one of the few times it could actually be useful.
Yes it is, so it is safe to assume that all we will hear from the UN will be........***crickets***



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Re: China sends warplanes to newly declared air zone
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2013, 11:20:53 AM »
I just can't keep up with world events any more.  What the  :nometalk:  is this all about???? 
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Re: China sends warplanes to newly declared air zone
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2013, 11:29:56 AM »
If you were China would you fear reprisal from Obama?

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Re: China sends warplanes to newly declared air zone
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2013, 04:16:50 PM »
I just can't keep up with world events any more.  What the  :nometalk:  is this all about????

Positioning.

By extending their airspace to cover the islands, they are making the case that the islands are theirs stronger if it gets accepted.
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Re: China sends warplanes to newly declared air zone
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2013, 04:22:03 PM »
China better watch themselves.

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