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Friday, November 29, 2013

Border Dispute Between China And Japan Heats Up

Computer screens display a map showing the outline of China's new air defense zone in the East China Sea on the website of the Chinese Ministry of Defense, in Beijing Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. (Ng Han Guan/AP)

Computer screens display a map showing the outline of China’s new air defense zone in the East China Sea on the website of the Chinese Ministry of Defense, in Beijing Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. (Ng Han Guan/AP)

According to Chinese state media, China sent two fighter planes to investigate flights by a dozen U.S. and Japanese planes in its newly established maritime air defense zone over the East China Sea. The area is home to a group of islands that both China and Japan claim to own.

Last week, China announced that all aircraft entering the zone — between China, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan — must notify Chinese authorities before they enter. Neighboring countries and the U.S. say they will not honor this and they have criticized the move, saying it unnecessarily raises tensions.

The BBC’s Charles Scanlon joins Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti

Guest

  • Charles Scanlon, East Asia regional editor for the BBC.

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