China Air Defense Identification Zone - updates

Rappler's latest stories on China Air Defense Identification Zone


US urges China to avoid tensions in airspace

May 30, 2014 - 7:26 AM

We do not accept China s declaration of an ADIZ Air Defense Identification Zone over the East China Sea and urge China not to implement it the US says

CONTROVERSIAL ZONE. China has drawn criticism over its controversial Air Defense Identification Zone or ADIZ. File photo of the ADIZ over the East China Sea by Mandy Cheng/AFP

Kerry slams China's moves as passé

Dec 17, 2013 - 6:41 PM

The US Secretary of State also warns China against imposing an air defense zone over the disputed South China Sea

Japan invests in new military kit as China row simmers

Dec 17, 2013 - 12:51 PM

The cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed to spend 24 7 trillion yen 240 billion between 2014 and 2019 in a strategic shift towards the south and west of the country

MORE MONEY FOR DEFENSE. In this file photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, 09 December 2013. EPA/Kimimasa Mayama

Kerry in PH to propel military deal

Dec 17, 2013 - 11:35 AM

Kerry will also visit areas devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan Yolanda last month highlighting a massive US humanitarian response to the disaster

IN VIETNAM. Visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) talks with Vietnamese Communist Party Secretary General Nguyen Phu Trong (not pictured) as they meet at VCP's Headquarter in Hanoi on December 16, 2013. AFP/Pool/Luong Thai Linh

Complicating the complex: China's ADIZ

Dec 15, 2013 - 2:12 PM

China s decision to establish an ADIZ that overlaps with Japan s and South Korea s ADIZs complicates an already volatile regional security environment

Japan, ASEAN seek 'freedom of overflight' amid China tensions

Dec 14, 2013 - 5:14 PM

UPDATED ASEAN leaders agrees on Saturday December 14 to strive for civil aviation safety freedom of movement in the region s skies

Japan looks for ASEAN backing on China at summit

Dec 12, 2013 - 2:18 PM

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be looking for support from among the 10 members of the ASEAN hoping countries that have their own territorial disputes with China will be prepared to line up alongside Japan

Japan gives OK to South Korea's expanded air defense zone

Dec 09, 2013 - 1:18 PM

Japan s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga on Monday said Seoul had informed Tokyo in advance about its plans – something Beijing had not done

South Korea declares expanded air defense zone

Dec 08, 2013 - 1:12 PM

UPDATED Seoul s defense ministry said its new zone which will take effect on December 15 would cover Ieodo – a submerged rock reef in waters off its south coast which China calls Suyan

China ships sail through disputed waters amid tensions

Dec 08, 2013 - 11:10 AM

The vessels entered the 12 nautical mile territorial waters at about 9 am local time off one of the Senkaku islands which China also claims and calls the Diaoyus

PH to press 'equal access' to US facilities in bases deal

Dec 05, 2013 - 3:50 PM

Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin says he is confident that the US will agree to the condition of the Philippines

EQUAL ACCESS: Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin says the Philippines will insist on equal access to US facilities. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Biden says 'significant apprehension' over China air zone

Dec 05, 2013 - 2:44 PM

Biden says he discussed the issue during more than four hours of talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping

BIDEN IN BEIJING. US Vice President Joe Biden gives a speech during the business leader breakfast at the The St. Regis Beijing hotel in Beijing, China, 05 December 2013. EPA/Lintao Zhang / Pool

Australia's top diplomat to visit Haiyan-hit Leyte

Dec 05, 2013 - 7:00 AM

In her two day visit at stake is the plight of over 391 700 Filipinos in Australia

OFF TO INDONESIA, CHINA. In this file photo, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop talks to media at the sixth Bali Democracy Forum in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, 08 November 2013. EPA/Made Nagi

Australian FM heads to Indonesia, China after spy row

Dec 04, 2013 - 3:05 PM

Julie Bishop will visit the countries whose ties with Australia are currently on edge

OFF TO INDONESIA, CHINA. In this file photo, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop talks to media at the sixth Bali Democracy Forum in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, 08 November 2013. EPA/Made Nagi

PH, US resume bases access talks after impasse

Dec 04, 2013 - 12:47 PM

The negotiations resume after the US military s impressive response to the Philippines call for help after monster typhoon Yolanda

TALKS RESUME: Philippines and US panels resume negotiations to allow increased rotational presence of American troops in the Philippines. DND file photo

Biden in China as air zone tensions simmer

Dec 04, 2013 - 8:00 AM

UPDATED His trip follows weeks of furore after Beijing declared an air defense identification zone ADIZ covering East China Sea islands also claimed by Japan

BIDEN IN JAPAN. US Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a joint announcement with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (unseen) after talks at the latter's official residence in Tokyo, Japan, 03 December 2013. EPA/Kimimasa Mayama

Biden in Tokyo amid 'dangerous' China tensions

Dec 03, 2013 - 12:36 PM

Biden s tour of northeast Asia which will also take him to Beijing and Seoul comes as tensions in the region are at their highest for years

IN TOKYO. US Vice President Joe Biden (R) is greeted by Japanese officials upon his arrival at the Tokyo International Airport on December 1, 2013 on the first leg of his Asian tour. AFP / Yoshikazu Tsuno

US calls on China to scrap air zone procedures

Dec 03, 2013 - 7:59 AM

State Department: Our general position as a US government is that we don t accept China s requirements

Taiwan military jets fly into overlapping zone with China

Dec 02, 2013 - 7:05 PM

On Friday the Ma Ying jeou administration in Taiwan launched a belated protest about the zone following mounting pressure from the opposition

Biden heads to Asia amid tensions over China air zone

Dec 02, 2013 - 8:53 AM

The trip to Japan China and South Korea is planned to emphasize Washington s enduring presence as a Pacific power and underscore our commitment to rebalancing US foreign policy towards the Asia Pacific

GOING TO ASIA. In this file photo, U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden speaks during a campaign rally for Democratic gubernatorial candidate for Virginia Terry McAuliffe November 4, 2013 in Annandale, Virginia. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Japan, South Korea defy Chinese air zone

Nov 28, 2013 - 5:37 PM

UPDATED Chinese authorities are coming under internal pressure to toughen their response to incursions into the air defense identification zone ADIZ they declared last weekend

No Australia backdown on China criticism

Nov 28, 2013 - 9:04 AM

Australia says it has not overstepped the mark

China 'monitored' US B-52 air zone flights

Nov 27, 2013 - 3:44 PM

Beijing s non confrontational response elicited scorn from some Chinese netizens as weak in the face of defiance but analysts said it may never have intended to impose the zone by force

DANGEROUS? A map of China's proposed air defense zone that includes disputed islands. Image from Xinhua's Twitter account

US challenges China's air defense zone with B-52 flight

Nov 27, 2013 - 6:56 AM

The flight of the giant Stratofortress planes sent a clear signal that Washington would push back against what it considers an aggressive stance by Beijing in the region

Japan's Abe calls China air defense zone 'dangerous'

Nov 25, 2013 - 3:40 PM

Shinzo Abe s warning comes after Washington said it would stand by Japan in the event of any military clash over the Senkaku Islands which Beijing claims as the Diaoyus

Japan warns of 'unpredictable events' over China's new air zone

Nov 24, 2013 - 4:18 PM

UPDATED Japan and South Korea both voice concerns over China s new air defense identification zone

US criticizes new China zone, vows to defend Japan

Nov 24, 2013 - 9:13 AM

We urge China not to implement its threat to take action against aircraft that do not identify themselves or obey orders from Beijing US Secretary of State John Kerry says