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The Japanese government is pressuring domestic airlines to ignore reporting fight plans. An interesting situation. Do the airlines obey their government or does safety override all else?

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If the PRC shoots one down any counter move from Japan is "self defense".

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Do the airlines obey their government or does safety override all else?

I think airlines need to follow their own government's instructions. Otherwise the government can withdraw the airline's registration etc.

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Surely PRC won't shoot a civilan airplane down? Although "accidents" do happen.

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Commercial airlines (may not as well) should not obey what the government says about the ADIZ. They can't put any danger to passengers whatever. Military aircrats are probagly okay but not commercial airlines. If China shoots, of course the government can't have any responsibility about the potential incidents. It might rather become a start of war.

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"Surely PRC won't shoot a civilan airplane down?"

@AKBfan: It's safe to assume the Chinese would earn worldwide condemnation for doing such a thing. I have to think that they wouldn't ever take that risk.

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Shooting down a U.S. aircraft would be the fall of China.

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Why does China want to make so problems?? Why so stupid and so greedy??

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I don't blame them if you remember what happened to Korean Airlines Fight 007 back in 1983.

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Commercial airliners are one thing; military aircraft are quite another Read this quote in another article. Scary stuff indeed!

Chinese academics said Beijing would be unable to ignore these breaches of its authority for long. "If the United States conducts two or three more flights like this, China will be forced to respond. If China can only respond verbally it would be humiliating," said Sun Zhe, a professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing told Reuters. "The concept of the paper tiger is very important.”

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Japan, South Korea defy China air zone rules

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25133957

Japan and South Korea have both flown planes unannounced through China's newly-declared air defence zone, officials from both nations say.

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SuperLibNov. 28, 2013 - 06:28PM JST

SuperLib, thank you for the update.

Japan and South Korea have both flown planes unannounced through China's newly-declared air defence zone, officials from both nations say.

America, which called the move a "destabilising attempt to alter the status quo in the region", flew two unarmed B-52 bombers through the zone unannounced on Tuesday.

Where are all these "Obama is weak" crowds now?

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From what I originally heard was that Obama didn't want to do anything first or get involved with the dispute until the absolute serious final moment, but he was more pushed into acting swiftly from the Pentagon to act, also, the Obama admin. Screwed up with Benghazi, Libya, Syria, this time, Obama couldn't screw this one up, so he was highly advised to take action and the reason is, him being so weak and less engaging.

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Screwed up with Benghazi, Libya, Syria

Benghazi case is closed. The witness reported to the 60 minutes finally admitted that he had lied the story, and the report to FBI will be uphold. .

Speaking about Syria, Syria agreed to give up all chemical weapons and UN is actually there monitoring right now. It was not agreed on "trust". Syria has to comply with all UN demands within the schedule to do so.

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AKBfanNov. 28, 2013 - 09:19AM JST Surely PRC won't shoot a civilan airplane down? Although "accidents" do happen.

The PRC already has a precedent in 1954 when their fighters shot down an unarmed commercial airliner. Even China must recognize that another such incident would further the international criticism and opposition of it's policies. However, as the 2001 Hainan incident showed, all it takes is one hotshot fighter pilot to trigger an international crisis at best and an armed conflict at worst. Which is why the world sees China's new ADIZ as something that increase the risk of such events whether accidental or intentional.

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China seems set on starting something. We all know that war is big business.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/28/us-japan-china-patrol-idUSBRE9AR0OM20131128

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LeeMcNov. 29, 2013 - 06:38AM JST

I found this is a very important article, so I linked it.. Thanks for this weblink.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/28/us-japan-china-patrol-idUSBRE9AR0OM20131128

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