the zone, in which aircraft are supposed to identify themselves
to Chinese authorities, in the East China Sea in 2013, which the
United States and Japan have refused to recognize.
CNN, citing the U.S. Pacific Air Forces, said the B-1 bomber was
flying near South Korea on Sunday, and that its pilots responded
to Chinese air traffic controllers saying they were carrying out
routine operations in international airspace, and that the
aircraft did not deviate from its flight path.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said she had
not heard of the matter, and referred questions to the Defense
Ministry, which did not immediately respond to requests for
"But, generally speaking, I hope that in this region all
countries' actions consider the security concerns of relevant
countries and be beneficial for mutual trust, peace and
stability between countries," Hua told a daily news briefing.
"The United States has its own ADIZs. I think if this matter is
true, they should respect China's relevant ADIZ rights," she
added, without elaborating.
(Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Nick Macfie)
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