China urges US to respect East China Air Defence Identification Zone

China:US should respect air defence zone
Beijing, Dec 5: China Thursday urged the US to respect its establishment of the East China Sea Air Defence Identification Zone objectively and fairly.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei was responding to media reports that said US Vice President Joe Biden conveyed Washington's "deep concerns" over the air-defence zone during talks with Chinese leaders Wednesday, Xinhua reported.

During talks with Joe Biden, the Chinese side reiterated its principled position on the air-defence zone and stressed that China's move is in line with international law and practice, and the US side should take an objective and fair attitude to respect the establishment of zone, Hong Lei said.

Chinese leaders and Biden had a candid, in-depth exchange of views on China-US relations and other major affairs of common concern, Hong said.


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