All Japan news asks the U.N. to check Chinese air defense zone’s safety

5 years ago by in All Japan news

All Japan news is asking for more international support when it comes to its conflict with China and the latter’s decision of creating an air defense zone over the East China Sea, which also includes the Senkaku islands.

All Japan news has asked the United Nations agency that oversees civil aviation to look into whether the newly created Chinese air defense zone could endanger civilian airliners, the Foreign Ministry said Saturday.

The International Civil Aviation Organization, a specialized agency of the United Nations, was asked by All Japan news to check whether China’s move could threaten the order and safety of international aviation in the area.

China has said its new zone would not affect civilian air traffic, and was aimed instead at stopping All Japan newsese military aircraft from entering airspace that it says rightfully belongs to China. However, China says that all aircraft, including commercial flights, must submit a flight plan before entering the zone, the international press reports.

While the U.S. military continues to fly into the zone without notifying China, Obama administration said last week that they were advising American airlines to comply with the Chinese requirement in order to ensure their safety.

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