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Chinese media play down S. Korea air zone expansion

Published on Dec 9, 2013 12:45 PM
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A South Korean Navy patrol-aircraft P-3C and South Korean Aegis DDG-992 during defence operations near Ieodo Ocean Research Station on Dec 2, 2013. Chinese state-run media on Monday played down South Korea's expansion of its air defence identification zone (ADIZ), weeks after Beijing provoked regional fury by establishing its own. -- PHOTO: AFP 

BEIJING (AFP) - Chinese state-run media on Monday played down South Korea's expansion of its air defence identification zone (ADIZ), weeks after Beijing provoked regional fury by establishing its own.

State-run media mostly reported Seoul's Sunday announcement without issuing commentaries, while the foreign and defence ministries did not immediately comment.

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

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

 
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