East China Sea: Japanese scramble jets as Chinese fleet flies near disputed islands

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September 26, 2016
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"Japan scrambled fighter jets Sunday after China flew a fleet of aircraft near contested islands in the East China Sea. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said that the jets were sent up after eight Chinese military planes crossed between Okinawa and the Miyako islands near Taiwan. He said that two of the aircraft were thought to be fighter jets. He added that the planes didn't 'trespass' into Japan's territorial airspace, although he said it was the first time that Chinese military aircraft had been seen in the Miyako Strait." (09/26/16)


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