China, Japan trade barbs after close call between militaries’ aircraft Add to ...

May 25, 2014 3:19 PM

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Chinese and Japanese officials traded accusations Sunday after Chinese fighter jets came within dozens of metres from Japanese military aircraft that had entered an air defence zone declared by Beijing over the East China Sea.

China’s Defence Ministry said a Japanese surveillance plane and another plane entered the defence zone Saturday during a joint military drill with the Chinese and Russian navies.

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