18 July 2017

News Story: China on its air drills near Japan - Don't 'make a fuss about nothing'

Chinese Air Force H-6 Bomber (File Photo)
By: Paige Williams

WASHINGTON — China flexed its air power muscles last week near Japan and Taiwan in multiple exercises designed to hone its ability to operate over the sea, according to Reuters

On its official microblog, the Chinese Air Force said its aircraft flew through the Miyako Strait, near Japan, and through the Bashi Channel, which lies between independently ruled Taiwan and the Philippines. 

Japan’s Ministry of Defense released a response on Thursday after six Xian H-6 bombers flew through the Miyako Strait, calling the incident “unusual” but not a violation of their airspace. 

The Miyako Strait lies between Japan's southern islands of Miyako and Okinawa, northeast of Taiwan. 

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