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Quick US response tones down China rhetoric in air defense row via @eslavin_stripes

Quick US response tones down China rhetoric in air defense row via @eslavin_stripes

Related US: 2 bombers over China’s new airspace were on long-planned training China at odds with US, allies over its newly declared ‘defense zone’ PDF map: Explaining the Pacific island divides Map of East China Sea locating disputed islands claimed by both Japan and China. MCT YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — An unarmed B-52 bomber mission Tuesday into China’s three-day-old Air Defense Identification Zone may well have been planned far in advance, but there was nothing routine about it. The two-bomber flight sent a message to China: You will not drive a wedge between close allies Japan and the U.S. over the sovereignty of the Senkaku islands, regional analysts said Wednesday. The dramatic response by the United States served as a deterrent to China’s designs on Japanese-administered Senkaku, claimed by China as the Diaoyutai islands, they said. China claims the islands — and ...

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