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China 'regrets' South Korea air zone expansion

Published on Dec 9, 2013 5:32 PM
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This picture taken on Dec 2, 2013, shows the South Korean Navy patrol-aircraft P-3C (top) and South Korean Aegis DDG-992 (left) during defence operations near Ieodo Ocean Research Station. China expressed "regret" on Monday, Dec 9, 2013, at South Korea's expansion of its air defence identification zone, weeks after Beijing provoked regional fury by establishing its own. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

BEIJING (AFP) - China expressed "regret" on Monday at South Korea's expansion of its air defence identification zone, weeks after Beijing provoked regional fury by establishing its own.

Seoul and Tokyo, along with Washington, which is in security alliances with them both, have all refused to accept Beijing's air defence identification zone (ADIZ).

The Chinese ADIZ overlaps with both Japan and South Korea's, which were set up decades ago, and includes areas claimed by both countries.

Beijing has lashed out at historic rival Tokyo, with which it is embroiled in a row over islands in the East China Sea that has escalated since last year.

 
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