China Claims Senkaku Airspace



China has declared the skies over the Senkaku isles and much of the waters surrounding Okinawa are Chinese airspace and that it will feel free to shoot down planes which fail to obey its instructions in the zone.

China’s ministry of defence has officially announced an “East China Sea air-defence identification zone” extending far outside its former airspace and both extending over the Senkaku islands and overlapping Japan’s pre-existing air defence zone:



China says it will be “safeguarding state sovereignty, territorial land and air security, and maintaining flight order” in its newly appropriated airspace, and that its armed forces will “take emergency measures including using force” against any planes which refuse to obey its commands.

Japan has condemned the zone as a “unilateral escalation” of the situation.

In recent months the Japanese government has noted regular maritime patrols by China in the waters around the Senkaku islands have been bolstered by drone overflights for the first time – and has gone so far as to authorise they be shot down should they “ignore warnings.”

In response, China has said any attempt to shoot down its intruding aircraft would constitute an “act of war.”

Amongst Japanese online there is outrage at China’s brazen designs on the Senkaku islands, with few now convinced they stop even at Okinawa:

“China really wants war, doesn’t it?”

“This is what Abe gets for trying to appease China by avoiding Yasukuni. They are just mocking us.”

“The Chinese government must be really desperate to be doing this. How long until the country collapses? At least there is an ocean to keep all the refugees at bay.”

“So let me get this straight, both the JSDF and USAF now have to file flight plans with China?”

“It’s just propaganda for domestic consumption. They couldn’t attack those islands if they tried.”

“This is naked territorial aggression. It could lead to war. Japan should take this to the UN if they ignore our concerns. I doubt it will accomplish anything though.”

“You’d think they’d be a bit more careful considering the USA’s Okinawan bases are involved.”

“China is on a path to self-destruction. If they go to war their economy will be ruined, if they don’t they will collapse into civil war. All Japan can do is evacuate its nationals.”

“Nice to see our ‘allies’ the yanks being so firm in their support for us as usual.”

“As usual Japan will just watch as enemies overfly its territory. If they attack Japan will counter-attack. Nothing new to see here.”

“We can’t become a defeated nation again.”

“Japan needs nukes.”

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    Avatar of Rene
    Comment by Rene
    08:36 24/11/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Now it's the airspace these guys are arguing about... great.

    Also, the USAF will likely be allowed free reign of the air space. JSAF will have to jump through hoop after hoop and even then, no promises.

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    Comment by Kirameki
    17:32 24/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Here is the official announcement

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    Comment by Tasche
    08:54 24/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I agree, USN and USAF would probably be allowed to freely roam, considering PACOM's naval arsenal. But in the long run, i think Japan is content with staying put ATM.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:20 27/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    13:35 25/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Isn't the release just on new airspace procedures that need to be adhered to in China airspace? It doesn't seem like they even mention shooting down anyone...

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:22 24/11/2013 # ! Drivel (-0.7)

    Who the fuck is going to stop US? As soon as a single provocation or attack happens on US forces, the entire countries will burn.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:58 24/11/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I heard people say the same thing when 9/11 happened, and you can see the result of that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:04 26/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    All that FoxNews etc. brainwashing seem to work well in US.

    Congratulate you on living in the land of freedom. ©

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:02 25/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    01:08, you have GOT to be insane. No, it did not work out fairly decently. It made the Arab world less safe in the long run, did nothing to bring down Al-Qaeda, etc.

    You are living in Bizarro world.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:37 25/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)


    If you seriously think that America's disastrous military adventures in the Muslim world over the past dozen years have "worked out fairly decently", all I can say is: Whatever you're drinking, order me a case.

    If that's what your definition of a success is, I'd hate to see what you think an utter clusterfuck of a failure is.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:24 25/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes. Two countries burned. For two buildings and a piece of another.

    Not such a bad k/l ratio ^^

    Does that gaming lingo finally getting the actual message through that thick skull?

    Comment by Anonymous


    How hypocritical. America owes no obligations to anyone to take care of their safety. Even assistance between allies is a two way street. Yet you squeal about 'YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE' when it suits your childish idea of america's 'responsibility'.

    Our job wasn't to make anyone's life safe. Our job was to kill the bastards, and make them pay blood with blood.

    It's THEIR FUCKIN JOB to take care of themselves so we, or anyone else currently tied up patrolling horn of africa, don't have to do it ourselves.

    Muslims are no worse off now than if china finally figured out pakistan was playing a double game with them in regards to xinjiang, or africans finally got fed up with arab lies and racism.

    Anybody can lift AQ name, including my neighborhood 'gangstas'. They get too big for their breeches, we kill them. What's wrong with keep killing criminals who hypocritically try to manipulate their religion on gullible people? Or is it only murder when a superpower does it?

    America did get a good share of resource rights, all agreed to be paid in cold hard US dollars according to market prices, along with guerantee that it will provide jobs and tax revenue for nations concerned.

    Your 'hero' osama is dead. So is saddam and gaddafi. It's the job of the nations of their respective states to keep their own shit from spilling over the boarders and invading chad, kuwait, or threatening to specifically target civilians and threatening genocide/extermination of a nation state.

    They didn't do their job. We did. If they come back, we will kill them.

    Of course, in your slanted bitch eyes, only Americans are criminals when fighting wars, even if these excuse making hypocritical slaver fucks with religious issues try to manipulate gullible world opinion.

    Next time you get hit by a natural disaster, be sure to not call on US navy since they are such EBIL enemies.

    It's so pathetic how you simply hate US for holding the upper hand when certain infantile fucks can't even agree on a piece of rock.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Saddam dead, osama dead, two countries governments changed, many insurgents killed and hiding under the fear of special forces and drones, US getting good chunk of resource rights at market prices from those nations, with overall barely more than 10% of KIA casualty rates compared to vietnam in over 12 years.

    I'd say it worked out fairly decently.

    But I sure do love hearing these desperate anti-Americans retards and 'liberal' spoiled rotten know-it-alls trying to spin it as the human rights atrocity of the century :)

    Muslims don't need other people to make their lives miserable, nor does the majority of the world, just so you know. Total civilian casualties as the direct results of US military actions in 12 years was less than the number of people in africa who died from smoking too much khat, or the number of people in a year that died from auto accidents in developed nations.

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    Comment by anfuerudo
    09:52 24/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Nukes, bro, China has them too.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:23 24/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Trade sanctions or high tariffs.

    We won't need nukes or fires to bring China to it's knees. Just cut them off from the US consumer and they'll be begging for forgiveness.

    Not to mention that it would drastically improve our employment numbers.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:15 25/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    top kek

    as thou it matters what usa owes, when the government disavows their debt. which is would they would do, in the event of a war.

    the only effect a war with china would bring, is an immediate need for localized manufacturing & new contracts with other cheap textiles & metals suppliers.

    what you retards fail to realize is that the reason why americans have 10% less buying power today than they did a decade ago is because it became dependent on cheap foreign manufacturing. a boost in localized manufacturing would actually boost the local economy.

    and the rest of the world is not going to place sanctions against the us, just because they faulted on their debt to china.

    you people really are stupid.

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    Comment by Rya
    06:10 25/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    "The US has [...] means to intercept enemy ICBMs."
    What you meant to say was: "The US uses propaganda to tell you and other countries that they can defend against ICBMs when they actually can't."

    Next time you see shooting stars at night, try to imagine them as MIRV warheads and the US at trying to shoot them all down from some place thousands of miles away. And if even one hits, game over.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:37 25/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    fucking Chinese leaders are nothing but greedy asshole warlords, and all the product that comes out of there is all prison slave sweatshop labor...and the chink shitheads that put out the anti-usa/japan/Philippines comments are the propaganda puppets..

    05:32 25/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    The US has more nukes and means to intercept enemy ICBMs.

    But really all the US needs to do is cut trade with China.
    For US companies like Apple China is mostly an assembly location.
    Those jobs can be easily shipped back to the US and to other countries such as Mexico and India.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:43 24/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just so you know: China holds over 6 billion (about 1/3) of your debt. If they would demand their payment in return, US is one broke nation officially.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:02 25/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)


    Ignorant chnk right here :)

    US debt is around 16 trillion dollars, or 102 % of its gdp, with foreign holdings being around 38% of that. China only holds a little over 1 trillion in US bonds, which means they 'own' barely 10% of our entire debt.

    Educate yourself boy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:30 25/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    We need to declare war on everyone and kill all the jews

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:43 24/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Correction, trillion

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:13 25/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)


    Which is 'trillion'.

    Racy asspain bothering your cognitive functions?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:59 24/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anon 13:23. Maybe you need to learn that import export comprises only 15% of the Chinese economy as it is mainly fuelled by government spending and domestic consumption. And the trade with the US? what about a safe estimate of 5% of the GDP? Since China ships cheap products to practically the whole world.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:27 24/11/2013 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    'bro' lol what are you a fuckin frat house pussy?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:33 24/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    The good US of A isn't what it used to be. A war with China will produce a quick regime change... over here, not in China. The public isn't in a good mood these days.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:18 25/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)


    HAHAHAHAHAHA how short sighted and childish can you get. Maybe you need to brush up on your memory and try to look at things from a proper perspective.

    If I remember correctly, the early 1980s and late 1970s was the period America experienced an even worse slump. Not that I would expect this spoiled generation to even remember and reflect on what happened 3 years ago.

    Doomsday prophets and naysayers were screaming their heads off that our economy was going to be overtaken by the japs. After the debacle that was vietnam, communist triumphalism was at an all time high, and national morale at all time low. Oil shock shook the nation. Watergate destroyed people's trust in the government. Out debt seemed insolvable. America, rest of the world believed, was finished as a world power.

    Well we fucked that notion pretty good didn't we?

    Yes we have problems today. Yes, they are problems PRECISELY because they are SEEMINGLY unsolvable. That's what a problem is, fool. Key is that America like many nations go through cycles of rise and slumps. We are at a point where cycle is at a slump, and the rest of the world is engaging in many way what would constitute a self-gratifying masturbatory delusion of seeing the big guy fall. It would be amusing to see how justified they would be if they applied even one tenth of such criticisms to themselves - they might find it difficult to keep their mouths open.

    America needs no approval to succeed, especially from those who have proven themselves incapable of keeping their own businesses in check within their borders.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:04 25/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    We would not go through 'rises and slumps' if the proper regulation was on industries to keep them from doing stupid stuff and they were severely limited in their size.

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    Comment by Kiljoy616
    23:23 25/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Reagan was a stooge for wall street a make believe leader. Wall Street put him there and had him in control the whole way. What was different back in the 80's was the weakness of Russia and China as countries. That is not the case any more. Sure they are not in par with the USA in BS but they are not as weak as they use to be either.

    Still the real key here is Japan, does it want to be a useless weak country for ever?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:24 24/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)


    LOL fuck world's contempt. Have some backbone everyone's holding each other 'contemptible' on world stage. Being an appeasement pussy won't get you anywhere.

    As far as anyone's concerned, they need to watch their mouths.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:06 24/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm afraid I agree. Don't confuse the USA of 2013 with the USA of the 1980s. China wouldn't, in its craziest fantasies, even have *thought* about trying to do this to Ron Reagan. But the US has had twenty years of being run into the ground by three bumbling morons in a row in the White House, and China knows it. More and more the US military becomes like the alien invaders from Magic Users' Club: no one can quite get rid of them, but they aren't really a threat to anybody, either, so everyone just more or less ignores them and goes about their business.

    Comment by Anonymous

    And people like you are half the reason why people view the US with contempt. If yuou make your argument based on logic and facts instead of race and ignorance, maybe you wouldn't sound like an idiot.

    Comment by Anonymous

    That's good. Pissed off public = better chances for revolution and administration change from that incompetent half black mongrel book club leader.

    I am pretty sure even his closest aides and supporters are only pretending to support him now for appearances sakes. He's finally being exposed for weak, ignorant, posturing fool he is.

    And he thought half the color of his skin will earn him 'cred' with the public. LOL just look at the way this fool acts.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Technological advantage is no substitute military power. In an all-out war, the US will be crushed by overwhelming infrastructural damage if Chinese military leadership has two brain cells.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:29 25/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    and wars

    I'm sorry, wars? The only war you've ever won since your founding is the one you waged amongst yourselves. WW2 was over by the time you joined, and you didn't even do that much. The only credit America deserves in WW2 is crushing the Japanese fleets.

    Comment by Anonymous


    If you seriously think technological edge is what enabled america to win battles and wars, you need to read up on history. Pacific's turning point came when America was devoting 70% of its entire resources to the european theatre, while japs were looting east asia for free. Guadacanal and midway, if taken into account the actual boots on the ground, were evenly matched and Americans were fighting with less experience, even numbers, less developed planes and ships, not to mention fresh out of training. Turning points always came from tenacity and fighting determination of people involved, not technology.

    Let's not even go into the Revolutionary War, WW1.

    All that technological 'advantage' only sped up the inevitable conclusion.

    If you really want to talk about who didn't win despite technology, look to yourself and KMT who received ship loads of aid of weapons and equipment from US yet still managed to lose china.

    So yes, technological advantage does not confer victory. That doesn't really seem to apply to Americans, but it sure does to chinese ^^

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:53 24/11/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    China wants to ass fuck all of asia, they want all of their neighboring countries as their bitch.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:49 27/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Right now, china believes that Obama will cave under the pressure of domestic policy failures and is counting on apparent dissatisfaction of US public against war. They think they can 'read' American public mood to try and manipulate our will into trampling on the japanese.

    Huge LOL @ chinese 'tactics'.


    China once again overplayed its hand by getting too cheeky for their own good.

    I am against Obama in every way imaginable. But I guarentee that I am behind him 100% if he decides to go all the way with the chinese and teach them a lesson about disrespecting their neighbors and our allies.

    Obama, this is your chance. Redeem your standing and take the fight to the enemy. Show them that they have gravely miscalculated the implications of syria fiasco and iran appeasement deal.

    If they want to fight, we will give them a fight.

    Also: Nice bitch move taking an American veteran hostage as a bargaining chip. I am sure china's bitch NK coordinated with their overlords to gain what they think is an upperhand in this bullshit they are trying to pull against the world.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:49 27/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    LOL at anon's "going all the way" with china on Sankaku comments.

    Obama grovels in front of you and thanks you for giving him a chance to redeem himself, anon. LOL

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:56 28/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I am against the American Bipartisan Bullshit, period. They hate Japan. Why? Because they are not making the technology to spy on people on the scale they want. Korea is doing it. In fact, they even have a whole city where everyone is under 24/7 surveillance. Now [the US] is sucking Samsung and LG's penises and giving a big Fuck You to Japan. And Now it's been discovered that LG and Sam spy on you 24/7 even when you opt out.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:43 27/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    US plants a huge fucking FUCK YOU in chinese faces.

    Bring it, chnk.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:40 25/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think China mentions Senkaku just to distract he population from the real problems. Just like Argentina and Falklands (and even Argentina have more rights over Falklands than China have over Senkaku)

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:33 24/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    i see the "anti-japan" trolls are here already, they pop up anytime an article like this is posted, seems like tradition at this point really.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:37 25/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    To say the truth, I think Japan's air defense identification zone is even worse than China's. It's too close to Taiwan, Korea, and Russia.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:59 25/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    What is this? OnionNews?

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    Comment by Kiljoy616
    23:31 25/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Of course we rather die, why would something like mass distraction change anything, the black plague was killing people and they still managed to go to war again and again. Lets not forget the death tool in WW1 was the flue, oh yeah we still kept fighting each other because some leader said so.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:39 25/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Be glad we had so many dead people duo to this Stuff or else the world would be WAY MORE OVERPOPULATED

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:40 25/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pinpoint the leaders of such idiocy, borrow a nuke from either USA or Russia or whoever is willing to give them and drop it there. Case solved. Easy questions, easy answers.
    You can see quite clearly, that Chinese are calling for self-destruction. Don't be a pussy and help them die. You are doing their nation a big favor.

    And also, all of China's army will explode before it ever reaches Japan.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:48 24/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    China is playing a dangerous game here. A country whose economy is entirely dependant on foreign powers should not risk upsetting the international scene with schoolyard bully tactics. It only takes a few trade embargos to burst their economic bubble.

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    Comment by UraSapMrJap
    04:56 25/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Let it go, Japan. F*cking with China will NOT do you any good.

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