China military planes flew close to disputed isles–report

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TOKYO – Chinese military planes, mostly fighter jets, made more than 40 flights close to Tokyo-controlled islands at the center of a territorial dispute on a single day this week, a press report said Saturday.

The flights took place on Tuesday, when eight Chinese marine surveillance ships entered the 12-nautical-mile territorial zone off the islands in the East China Sea, which Japan calls the Senkakus and China calls the Diaoyus, the Sankei Shimbun newspaper reported.

The conservative daily, citing senior government officials, said F-15 fighter planes from an airbase on the Japanese island of Okinawa scrambled to intercept the Chinese aircraft which flew in waves towards the skies over the islands.

“It was an unprecedented threat,” one of the officials was quoted as saying.

Another said: “If such a show of force continues, it is feared it could lead to a situation where the (Japanese) air defense force may not be able to cope.”

The report said the military planes included updated Sukhoi Su-27 and Su-30 fighter aircraft.

The report, which did not say whether the planes intruded into Japan’s airspace, could not be immediately confirmed by Japan’s Defense Ministry.

Chinese government ships have frequently sailed around the five Tokyo-controlled islands in recent months sparking diplomatic clashes.

But Tuesday’s flotilla was the biggest to sail into the disputed waters in a single day since Tokyo nationalized part of the island chain in September.

On December 13, a Y-12 turbo-prop plane from China’s State Oceanic Administration breached airspace over the disputed islands, prompting the launch of Japanese F-15s.

It was the first known incursion ever by a Chinese plane into Japanese airspace, the government said at the time.

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  • $26149191

    The only option is shoot them down.

    • Peter Lim

      China is waiting for you to do that, so they have a reason to blow you up in kingdom come!!! Go ahead & make our day!!!

      • andrewassme

        I’ll just let mother nature take care of CHINA..next earthquake scheduled to hit next week…followed by massive flood and of course more bizarre avian flu virus that only originate in Chink Kingdom..What do Chinks do to these poor birds that diseases crop out like mushrooms?..Do you Chinks shag the birds???just curious…I guess that’s what one gets by eating human fetuses…YUKKK…..I’m nauseated.

      • $42337655

        “.What do Chinks do to these poor birds that diseases crop out like mushrooms?..Do you Chinks shag the birds???just curious…”

        first reaction to what they do to the birds with the avian flu ? the Intsiks sell them to again, make more money.

        they kill their own people (toxic food) and babies (melamine in milk) just to make more money; what manner of humans are these ?

        that is why Kentucky Fried Chicken is losing business there. Even their own population does not trust the sources of chicken that KFC gets.

      • Jojo Griffin

        The Japanese are also waiting for the Chinese to fire the first shot.If this islands are Chinese territory then just Retake it.but they wont knowing that the Japanese would have the capability to fight back.

      • Oniichan, its too big

        actually Japan don’t have the capability, their constitution is on pacifist mode

      • Jojo Griffin

        They are now trying to Change their Pacifist constitution.and besides if a war happens.Japan has to protect themselves.

      • Cobra

        Japan can only change their constitution re: self defence army with the approval from Washington McArthur made sure of that.Now China who was US ally during the war is the regions bully.

      • WoBushi

        @PETER LIM: we’ll see how far your arrogance can get you. the world is watching and waiting for china to implode, and broken up to pieces. meanwhile enjoy it while your eyes are closed.

      • MDLANHAM

        @Peter Lim, I will savor the day when china will disintegrate into smaller states just like USSR. The time is ticking.

      • Popskief

        Japs will kick your air farce out in the sky and drown your boats like they did before.

      • digital link

        Reason to blow up china by themselves with their inferior weaponry? … As of last count China has 48 nuclear warheads with unreliable delivery system, it might blow their own launching pad to kingdom come, halleluhia!

      • $26149191

        What do ya think Japan is like chicken? hehehehe You might blown up. Japan is waiting not China. You cannot sent your cannon to Philippines much less in Japan. More on barking!!!!

  • $8705409

    China has no shame, no decency and no respect to other countries. They are the new bully of the 21st century with the potential of being worst than Hitler.

    • patrickinca

      And they got their richest from doing trade with other countries. If this is what we fed that turned into a monster then we should stop trading with them permanently.

      • joshmale2004

        Actually, their piracy business on everything has contributed more on its rich economy than its legal trade with other countries. they don’t respect patents and ownership rights. Example is the motorcycle industry. Every time Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki and Kawasaki release a new model, china brands will immediately copy it using inferior materials and sell at almost 50% cheaper than Japan models. Check out Russi, Racal, Howjie, sunriser models.

      • pepito gwaps

        pirated…no quality

      • joshmale2004

        True. But as long as there are people who patronize their pirated products, their economy will be okay. People from the poor up to middle sector not only in the Philippines but other Asian countries are their main targets.

    • joboni96

      buy more f-15s
      forward base to senkakus

  • carlbenedict

    That is a bad development. They are awakening a sleeping Samurai warrior.

    • Peter Lim

      Correction, they just awaken the sleeping Dragon!!!

      • andrewassme

        another one…tsk..tsk..tsk…Can’t blame you..you’re chinese.

      • Jojo Griffin

        Sorry Dude..But Dragon are not real.

      • Popskief

        Next it will not be Nanking…it will be Beijing…keep on poking the Japs.

      • Popskief

        All your military hardware are fake and cheap imitations from original. Japs technology is the best prepare to wake up in reality and see Banzai Nippon flags in Beijing.

      • lex

        SELFISH STUPID DRAGON!

    • andrewassme

      They are waking…..awakening is a noun…

  • Garo Ungaro

    Thats what happens if you have a bragging rights at this time.You own the high seas and the world. China will collapse not from outside but from the inside…

    • Peter Lim

      Are you saying that’s what happened to Japan before!!! Chinese are not traitor like Japanese, they bomb Pearl Harbor first & then declare war w/USA, you think we forgot???

      • AlexanderAmproz

        Shouldn’t forget Pearl Harbor was intentionally provoke by a US marine blocus.
        The US were in urgent need to declare war to Germany their best economic partner, a Japan ally…
        The day before, the US remove the tree best moderne boat they have, the main assets who where used to won the war.
        Still waiting for some archives documents declassification, if ever declassified.

        The Philippines paid one of the “smelly billiard” game direst price, on purpose, the question could be ask while observing the Manila useless eradication, the WW2 most bombed city with Warsaw and Stalingrad.
        The Japanese’s had already partially evacuated the City.

        Today such useless bombing will be tag as a genocide, same with the Spanish “Holocaustic liberation” Did you remember Bonifacio and the first Republic ?
        If not, it will be judicious to have look in Wikipedia for General Jacob H. Smith during the Philippine-American war.
        Don’t forget to drink a scotch before

      • $26149191

        Strategy not traitor. China is sneaky traitor.

  • Facilitator1

    I just wish our country has the same defensive/offensive military air capability as Japan or even THAILAND/VIETNAM. CHINA is really trying to test the resolve/patience of numerous countries (e.g. JAPAN, TAIWAN, VIETNAM, PHL, etc) due to its hegemony ambitions and /or ideological position.

    Unfortunately, our country can’t engage or found wanting towards any aggression by a belligerent, foreign power. I’m afraid we can’t even provide a “minute”, credible defense against CHINESE or any foreign incursions/violations of our territory…SO SAD…
    PEACE…

  • RyanE

    Japan should shoot down just one of those pesky jets and see how the rest will scamper away like dogs with tails between the legs..

  • jinx

    Piece by piece, China is grabbing islands and territories belonging to other sovereign states. And you know what’s despicable about this act? China is good only at violating the rights of smaller and weaker states, not those equally powerful countries like the US.

    • $42337655

      that is exactly how a bully operates.

  • dikoy321

    DO NOT BUY Inferior Chinese products and Fakes ! They even prefer emptying European grocery shelves of Baby milk products, PROOF of Chinese low Quality milk products !
    The more we buy CHEAP Chinese products, the more we help make their economy grow !
    So, STOP buying Chinese products !
    Tangkilikin ang sariling atin !
    Forward Philippines !!!

  • $18209031

    AFP must now commence Oplan Scarborough Shoal and Oplan Kalayaan . This is to land several marine batallion landing teams and fight to the last man. This is the first line of defense before Luzon and Manila, the enclaves of tagaloglogs. Mabuhay ang Pino Nation .

    • dodong1

      anong panlalaban mo sa air power ng china..tirador???no chance ka parekoy…dahil bulok ang sandatahan ng Pilipinas…kawawa talaga…

      • $18209031

        Basta meyrong kamanders natin dyan galing PMA , kaya ng Sandatahang Lakas ng Pinas, parekoykoy. Basta meyrong lang ng araw araw supply ng laing at pinakbet , malalakas ang depensa natin. Pero kung meyrong supply sila ng balut , mas masarap at malakas pa. Meyron naman yatang itikan duckery sila doon .

      • dodong1

        ganun pala..ha ha ha ha….balut at penoy lang ayos na…ha ha ha

      • Marx Louis Wang

        Balita ko sinibak sa raw sa PMA noong plebo ka.

    • Marx Louis Wang

      If I were you I will secure US visa again, you may never know, could be your last chance.

  • jgl414567

    The Japanese should shot down Chinese intruders to give them a lesson!

    • $18209031

      Dont worry its only to wet the pants of Jap Criminal nation. China will wear them down if thats what it takes. This is just the beginning of more things to come.

      • Marx Louis Wang

        Yes, one chinaman will one day invite you to bring bolo to fight the japanese.

      • Brax82

        Lakas mo mag comment on how China provokes other nations, what Japan should do pero pag sa part na ng gagawin ng Pinas, urong b@yag ka nman kaagad. Yep, typical Noytard pretending to be patriotic.

      • Barney Stinson

        EH ano gagawin mo badinger-z ha?

      • Brax82

        Barney! My number 1 fan. A noytard turned troll after calling himself a moron and denouncing his retarded president haha!

  • WoBushi

    China is having problem dealing with her insecurity. She needs to flex her muscles to convince herself of what she peceives as power is indeed real. But perception is not reality. Japan, Hitler and Mussolini did the same thing but failed. The red dragon doesn’t make China any luckier. But too much pride of oneself can be blinding too, but not without consequences.

  • Popskief

    China think that because they have more thin cans flying and floating they are match to Japanese air power and seamanship. Keep on poking and you will awaken the bushido spirits whom will chop and roast the so called sleeping dragon??? this is a repeat of history in the making, “Chinese Boats despite superior in numbers annihilated by Japanese Navy” in a single battle.

  • Marx Louis Wang

    China is provoking trouble like its ally North Korea. Yes, they are birds-of-the-same-feather. Maybe they want to get rid of their too big population by starting war.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rporio Romeo Padre Orio

    china always says it is not provoking neighbor countries. what does it call then those flying military planes and vessels in disputed areas. walk the talk if you want respect by other countries.

  • johnchamp

    Japan must show to the world that it mean business. Just shoot down these obsolete 1920s Chinese jets. All Japan need is one modern jet and China will run away. Japan must remember how it defeated and colonised China so easily in the past.

  • Raul Billy Delossantos

    The more reason we need US bases…lunukin natin ang ating pride kesa naman lulunukin tayo ng china ng walang kalaban laban…

  • tongky80

    The philippines does not worry about aerial incursions made by CHina, paano di natin ma detect.

  • Fancy Tan

    If you can’t boycott then just “buy less”.

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