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Government of China: Statement and Rules of East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone

Published November 23, 2013

China's Government and its Ministry of National Defense announced on November 23, 2013 the establishment of and rules for its East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone, which includes territories administered by Japan and South Korea. The defense minister responded to U.S. officials' concerns.

The government of the People's Republic of China announces the establishment of the East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone in accordance with the Law of the People's Republic of China on National Defense (March 14, 1997), the Law of the People's Republic of China on Civil Aviation (October 30, 1995) and the Basic Rules on Flight of the People's Republic of China (July 27, 2001). The zone includes the airspace within the area enclosed by China's outer limit of the territorial sea and the following six points: 33ยบ11'N (North Latitude) and 121ยบ47'E (East Longitude), 33ยบ11'N and 125ยบ00'E, 31ยบ00'N and 128ยบ20'E, 25ยบ38'N and 125ยบ00'E, 24ยบ45'N and 123ยบ00'E, 26ยบ44'N and 120ยบ58'E.

 

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