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Warning shot talk angers China

ESCALATION:Chinese media has responded to Japan saying it may use tracer fire to warn off foreign aircraft by quoting military experts who said China would return fire

AP, TOKYO

“Firing tracer bullets is a type of provocation; it’s firing the first shot,” he said. “Were Japan to dare to fire tracers, which is to say fire the first shot, then China wouldn’t stint on responding and not allow them to fire the second shot.”

Peng said Japan may have put out the report to generate discussion and gauge China’s response.

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