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Japan objects to East China Sea defense zone


Normal flights by international airlines in the zone will not be affected in any way, Yang said.

China successfully conducted a test flight of its first stealth combat drone, the Beijing Times reported on Friday, citing an unidentified witness to the flight.

Since the Japanese government in September last year bought three of the disputed islands from a private owner, patrol boats from the two countries have tailed one another through the area and the row has damaged trade and tourism ties.

Last month, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he would not permit China to use force to resolve territorial spats and Japan’s Self-Defense Forces said fighter jets were sent out after Chinese aircraft flew between its southern islands without entering Japanese airspace.

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