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U.S. airlines advised to give China flight plans over new defense zone

Posted By Adan On November 30, 2013 @ 11:02 am In Old Infowars Posts Style,Tile,World News | Comments Disabled

Lesley Wroughton and Tim Kelly
Reuters
November 30, 2013

US advises commercial airlines to notify Chinese authorities of flight plans when travelling through established air defense zone. / image via Wikimedia Commons

US tells commercial airlines to notify Chinese authorities of flight plans when travelling through established air defense zone. / image via Wikimedia Commons

The United States advised its commercial airlines to notify Chinese authorities of flight plans when travelling through an air defense zone that Beijing established a week ago over the East China Sea, ratcheting up regional tensions.

The United States said it expected U.S. carriers to operate in line with so-called notices to airmen issued by foreign countries, adding, however, that the decision did “not indicate U.S. government acceptance of China’s requirements.

The advice is in contrast with America’s close ally Japan, where the two major airlines have agreed with the Japanese government to fly through the zone without notifying China.

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