Sunday, December 01, 2013

China's Air-Defence Zone - Civil Aviation


Many airlines from the Asia-Pacific [region] transmit their flight plans to China.


Three great U.S. alliances of airlines and 30 separate aviation [companies], U.S. based or with a U.S. destination, made clear they already comply with a U.S. government proposal to transmit their flight plans to China as far as these are related to China's East Sea air-defence identification zone. At the same time, [civil] aviation in Singapore, [South] Korea and Australia showed early [disposition] to comply with China's regulations.



Now Japan, most fiercely responding to the air-defence identification zone which has been demarcated and set up by China, continues to demand its domestic airline not to submit any flight plan. However, the U.S. government demands airlines to act according to China's stipulations and transmit flight plans to the Chinese side which means [nothing else but] a recognition of China's air-defence identification zone in a disguised form. This makes Japan feel very much pinned down and [in a passive position]. These obviously greatest 30 [companies], [covering] a territorial traffic of the hugest area, make Japan's affirmation of [its] " true intentions " towards the U.S. [even more visible].

At the same time, the Japanese delegate to the ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization's recently opened meeting of the council suggested a discussion about China's air-defence zone. On that occasion, Japan pointed at China's behaviour which should pose a security threat to international civil aviation. Although China opposed, the council member nations U.S.A., Britain and Australia endorsed the proposal to " undergo discussion to get a deeper understanding " of the matter.

[Source: IFENG Network 凤凰网 on 1st December, 2013]


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