Australia will ignore China air defense zone
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Australian military aircraft will continue to fly over disputed waters in the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea), even if Beijing imposes an air defense identification zone (ADIZ), a top defense official said on Monday. A day after demanding an end to Beijing’s island-building in contested waters during a key security conference in Singapore, Defense Minister Kevin Andrews said Australia would not heed any ADIZ, which Beijing has reserved the right to declare, a report posted on the website of the Sydney Morning Herald said. Admiral Sun Jianguo, deputy chief of staff of the People’s Liberation Army, told the Singapore meeting that China reserved its right to establish an air defense zone.
Australia will ignore China air defense zone. (2015, June 2). The Manila Times, pp. A1, A8.
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Defence craft; Disputes; Territorial waters; Military operations; Conferences; Navigation; International agreements; International law; Land reclamation; Bilateral agreements; People's Liberation Army (PLA); Andrews, Kevin; Sun, Jianguo; Carter, Ashton; Plibersek, Tanya; Phung, Quang Thanh; South China Sea; Singapore; Australia; Spratly Islands; Hà Nội; United States
- The Manila Times