外文标题：China fighters in ‘dangerous’ brush with Japanese planes
TOKYO: Japan on Sunday accused China of “dangerous” manoeuvres above the disputed East China Sea after a Chinese fighter flew within roughly 30 metres (100 feet) of a Japanese military aircraft.
A Japanese defence ministry spokesman said that a Chinese SU-27 jet on Saturday flew close by a Japanese OP-3C surveillance plane above the waters where the countries’ air defence identification zones overlap.
Another Chinese SU-27 fighter also flew close by a Japanese YS-11EB plane in the same airspace, the ministry said.
One fighter jet flew about 50 metres and the other was as close as 30 metres to the Japanese planes, according to the spokesman.
The incidents come as relations between Japan and China are strained amid a territorial dispute over Tokyo-controlled islands in the East China Sea.
“They were dangerous acts that could lead to an accident,” Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera told reporters on Sunday.
“The Japanese crew reported that the fighters were flying with missiles, which raised the tension as they handled the situation.
“I consider the (Chinese fighters) acted out of rule.” Tokyo protested Beijing over the incidents through diplomatic channels, he said.
The Chinese fighters did not enter the Japanese zone, according to the Asahi Shimbun daily.
The two Japanese aircraft were monitoring a joint naval drill by China and Russia in the northern East China Sea near Japanese territorial waters, Kyodo News said, citing an unnamed government source.
Prasanjit Maity (Unknown)
if japan and china go to war now then modi will have greater challenge to tackle
They wouldn’t dare to get into open war with the Japs, more so considering their ISDF’s pact with the Americans which clearly states, if Japan is attacked, US will defend them. They can only bully countries like Philippines and Vietnam that do no have such agreements.
This is typical cold war practice, The Soviets, US , Nato have done all this sort of flying. Why did Japan flew her spy planes near the Russian-Chinese naval drill? Both sides are to be blamed. Why perpetuate the cold war mentality? Anyway, it is common between countries that are wary of each other. Besides, it is also plain ignorance to think the US is not involved in this.
Dev Singh (Location)
China is trying to divert there public attention from constantly going down economy, by doing stupid but dangerous step to provoke there neighbor.
When will the military arrogance of China end, anyone??
Time for Japan to safeguard its territory and also request USA to honour its treaty. Already the leaders from USA have sworn in their total support to Japan. I join the millions who pray for the safety and security of the peace loving and the most creative nation, Japan. China needs to control its urge to increase its territory. It may suffer economically every one abhors them. Time to serve poor Chinese people.
Hope the air-crafts do not start dogfight there
Sukh EU (EU)
No country near China is happy with China at the last China will loose.
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Manish Gupta (Ahmedabad)
Japan has good technology
china is making new enemies they are surrounded by them which is not good for them
Neptune INDIA (Universe)
China pursuing Imperialist Policy vigorously.
VIdyanand Shetty (pune)
i think its getting dangerous as days pass.. its time they sit and talk…before its too late…
Veronica Dixit (Belgium)
We need to teach pending lessons to Pak…why should India always initiate peace steps when Pak keeps back stabbing.
sameer kulkarni (india)
India must support Japanese to counter-balance Chinese aggression
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The Chinese have been befooling the everyone by repeatedly announcing that their rise will be peaceful. Their intention was to lull the world opinion. Now that their economy is second only to USA and their military strength has increased they feel confident to make expansionist claims. Now they are showing their true colours. The world had become too dependent on their manufactured products. At the moment only the Japanese have technological prowess to check them.
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AV (India) replies to promod50
typical ignorant fool.
Jayesh Biltheria ()
Japan must build its self defence by aligning with other asian neighbours of china. USA protection can anytime fall off. USA is known to act likewise.
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