外文标题：55 airlines accept China's defence zone amid Biden's visit
BEIJING: China on Wednesday said 55 airlines from 19 countries have accepted its Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) over the East China Sea. Beijing's announcement aims to demonstrate the success of its ADIZ in the face of resistance from Japan, South Korea and the US, and coincides with US Vice President Joe Biden's visit to China.
These airlines have agreed to submit their flight plans to Chinese authorities before flying into the zone, which includes the disputed Diaoyu Islands being claimed by both China and Japan. China had earlier scrambled its fighter jets after US and Japanese warplanes entered the zone.
The announcement came soon after a meeting between Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing. Biden, during a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on Tuesday, had expressed concern over China's ADIZ.
Washington had earlier told US-based airlines to abide by China's requirement that airlines flying into its zone submit flight plans. But it continued to express concern and also advised Beijing to exercise restraint. Japan reacted by establishing a National Security Council that will examine what it regards as a China threat. But Biden didn't publicly protest against the zone in Beijing on Wednesday suggesting that the US resistance to it had softened further.
Biden spoke in generalities at a reception in the Great Hall of the People and said, "Regional issues keep cropping up and there are more pronounced global challenges such as climate change and energy security. The world is not tranquil".
The official English-language China Daily, in a strongly worded editorial, said Biden "should not expect any substantial headway if he comes simply to repeat his government's previous erroneous and one-sided remarks."
"If the US is truly committed to lowering tensions in the region, it must first stop acquiescing to Tokyo's dangerous brinkmanship. It must stop emboldening belligerent Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to constantly push the envelope of Japan's encroachments and provocations," the editorial said.
Claudius Walter Lazarus (Unknown)
As if they have a choice?
biplop Indian (New Delhi)
This is a new cold war period with China and will continue.
Mani Iyer (bangalore)
Chinese compulsion to shrink US dominance in East Asia, which they will succeed to some extent. But can not force like that of US on Iraq or US on Afghan or US on any country, which is not at all possible. The Chinese real worries are the stationed US Army at Japan, Philippines, Korea etc., which really threat to Chinese Economical growth especially in Chinese Sea.
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Good on you China, our clowns can't even create a zone on its borders to stop hordes of Muslims crossing over.
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KK Singh (Delhi)
China on Wednesday said 55 airlines from 19 countries have accepted its Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) over the East China Sea What power China has acquired, which got its independence in 1949, two years later than India! AAP for true Sovereign, secular and democratic India!
Third Artillery (China) replies to KK Singh
Dear mere bhais, the Chini is not like you Hindi, we've never been colonized and no question of "Independence", we defeated Japanese invasion in 1945 and our revolution just overturned a corrupted nationalist government ( China's congress party if not more corrupted) in 1949. India already have set up an ADIZ in the 1970s or the early 1980s, since you are allied with hence USSR, Uncle Sam also sent in military jets to defy your claims too.
Japan couldnt trust US for its security. US is a selfish country and wont do anything apart from lip service as these is not there area for them to protect and they have business interest to be taken care of. One cannot outsource its security. Also, country with weak defence will always be vulnerable to bully neighbour. Japan has to rethink about its defence.
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MRAN RAVINDRAN (INDIA)
WHEN JAPAN SOUTH KOREA ANS U S CANNOT DO ANYTHING WHERE DO OTHERS STAND-- -- THIS WILL EMBOLDEN CHINA TO EXPAND FURTHER --
Chinese have a very old bad habbits of occupying others property.
billsachin30 Patel ()
Cant trust China.
Third Artillery (China) replies to billsachin30 Patel
LOL you sound like we need your trust.
India should have a Identification Zone as well.
Prof. Nagaraj Subramanium (Mumbai)
This means nothing. The USA, Japan. South Korea continue to fly over this zone. Israel a Chinese ally has supplied China some good U.S. anti-aircraft, why does China not use this?
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MOTIRAM LALWANI (USA)
WHAT A SHAME THESE 55 AIRLINES HAVE SUCCUMED TO THE BULLYING OF BEIJING EXACTLY THE SAME WAY AS HITLER'S GERMANY BULLIED THE NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES DURING WORLD WAR II. IT IS TIME THAT THE WORLD REALIZES THAT BEIJING HAS STARTED EXPANSIONIST POLICIES BY INTIMIDATING NEIGHBOURS BE IT JAPAN,KOREA,TAIWAN,PHILIPINES,AUSTRALIA, INDIA AND AT THE SAME TIME BUYING AND BRIBING POOR COUNTRIES LIKE PAKISTAN,BANGLADESH,NEPAL,CEYLON ETC. WAKE UP THE WORLD AND WATCH CLOSELY THE HIDEOUS ACTIONS OF CHINA