The title of a recently released Al-Jazeera article is “US OPPOSES China’s air defense zone over disputed islands” (Web-site/URL: http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2013/11/23/us-opposes-chinasairdefensezoneoverdisputedislands.html).
“The United States has conveyed strong concerns to China regarding an ESCALATION in regional tensions over territorial claims in the East China Sea, the White House said Saturday (November 23 2013)”.
“Beijing issued a set of rules for the zone, saying all aircraft in the area must notify Chinese authorities and are subject to emergency military measures if they do not identify themselves or obey orders from Beijing. The Chinese government said it would “identify, MONITOR, CONTROL and REACT” to any air threats or unidentified aircraft approaching from the sea”. China IS ALL ABOUT “monitor, control and react” especially “control and react”. China has ITS OWN “set of rules” for just about EVERYTHING.
“In a State Department news release emailed to Al Jazeera“, Secretary Of State Secretary John Kerry said: “This UNILATERAL action constitutes an attempt to CHANGE THE STATUS QUO in the East China Sea. Escalatory action will only INCREASE TENSIONS in the region and CREATE RISKS OF AN INCIDENT“, which again is exactly what CHINA does: “create incidents”. “We have urged China to EXERCISE CAUTION and RESTRAINT and we are consulting with Japan and other affected parties throughout the region (Asia-Pacific)”. Again “exercise caution and restraint” is something that China DOES NOT do.
“The White House issued a similar statement, saying the U.S. was “concerned” that China’s move would WORSEN TENSIONS in the region (Asia Pacific). Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the zone WILL NOT “change how the United States conducts military operations in the region (Asia Pacific)”.
“In Tokyo, Junichi Ihara, head of the Foreign Ministry’s Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, protested by phone to China’s acting ambassador to Japan, Han Zhiqiang, saying the zone is “TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE“, according to a ministry statement”.
“Ihara also criticized China for “one-sidedly” setting up the zone and ESCALATING bilateral tensions over the islands”.
According to Tomohiko Taniguchi, “a counselor in the office of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe”. “By establishing the air defense zone, Beijing has … POTENTIALLY ESCALATED the danger of accidental collisions between the Chinese military and the U.S. and Japanese counterparts”. “It poses a SERIOUS challenge against FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT in the sky and in the seas“. IS THERE “freedom” in CHINA?
“China said the zone is in line with the practice of other nations that have similar zones to protect their coasts. The new zone overlaps with Japan’s existing one which also includes the disputed islands”.
Finally, “Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun was quoted as saying on the ministry’s website”: “This is a necessary measure taken by China in exercising its SELF-DEFENSE right. It is NOT directed against any specific country or target (and) It does NOT affect the freedom of over-flight in the related airspace“. Once again, China is DEFENSIVE (Web-Sosite/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).
So, once again, the US supports JAPAN in the never-ending SENKAKU Islands dispute and AS EXPECTED, CHINA IS LIVID/FUMING/FURIOUS (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).