40 Chinese planes flew near the borders of Japan

Monday, 26 September, 2016 - 17:45

Not far from the border with Japan, between the Japanese islands of Okinawa and Miyakojima 8 Chinese combat aircraft flew by without intruding in Japan's airspace, among the plains were scouts, bombers and fighter jets.

Alarm was raised Japanese interceptors.

Beijing claims that the flight is made in the framework of the exercise, which involved a total of 40 aircraft and does not contradict international norms. Tokyo believes that this is another demonstration of force by China.

It is important that the exercises are actually in the airspace of the disputed Diaoyu Islands. Moreover - in the vicinity of Okinawa, where there is a large number of US bases.