China summons Japan ambassador over air defence zone protests

Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force's P-3C Orion surveillance plane flies over the disputed islands in the East China Sea, called the Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China on Thursday, Oct 13, 2011. China summoned the Japanese ambassador over Tokyo
Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force's P-3C Orion surveillance plane flies over the disputed islands in the East China Sea, called the Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China on Thursday, Oct 13, 2011. China summoned the Japanese ambassador over Tokyo's response to Beijing's new "air defence identification zone", which covers islands claimed by both sides, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday, Nov 25, 2013. -- FILE PHOTO: AP

BEIJING (AFP) - China summoned the Japanese ambassador over Tokyo's response to Beijing's new "air defence identification zone", which covers islands claimed by both sides, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

"Officials of the Chinese Foreign Ministry have summoned the Japanese ambassador to China to express China's strong dissatisfaction and solemn protest regarding Japan's unreasonable hype over China's establishing an air defence identification zone," spokesman Qin Gang said at a regular press briefing.