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Seoul reacted harshly to the introduction of an air defense identification zone by China

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South Korea made it clear to China that it will continue to ignore the air defense recognition zone introduced by Beijing on the East China Sea on 23 in November. Moreover, the reaction of Seoul was in many ways even tougher than the US response. Today, South Korea intends to notify the United States, Japan and China that the South Korean zone will be expanded to include the remote islands of Marado, Hondo and the space above the Iodo underwater rock.


Despite the initial statements by China and South Korea that they intend to settle everything through dialogue, it seems that there is not much talk. In the course of the recent talks between representatives of the military departments of the two countries, Beijing rejected the demand of Seoul to amend the boundaries of the air defense identification zone to exclude the space above the Iodo submarine rock.

Response to South Korea had to wait long. As it became known, the government of the South instructed its civilian airlines not to inform the Chinese authorities in advance about the passage through the Chinese air defense identification zone. "On November 27, we received a request from China that our companies provide them with a flight plan when they go through the air defense identification zone. After that, they also received requests from the companies themselves about what they should do. Our government does not recognize the zone introduced by China, and therefore we recommended doing as it was before, "a representative of the Ministry of State Territories and Transport of South Korea told reporters. "As before" means "before the introduction of the People's Republic of China of the air defense identification zone". That is, simply put, the official Seoul instructed its civilian carriers to ignore Beijing’s demands.

It is noteworthy that this was an even tougher response compared to the United States, which until then had been at the forefront of critics of China’s behavior. Although the United States made a demonstrative flight on B-52 bombers through the Chinese zone, but still gave their civilian airlines a recommendation to notify on their plans for overflight. As it became known, Delta and American Airline carriers have already begun to provide flight plans to the Chinese.

But South Korea, apparently, decided not to yield to China in anything. It should be noted that such a decision - it is quite noticeable click on the vanity of China. Through the new air defense identification zone, 310 flights of South Korean companies follow daily, so that it is not a question of “rare single spans”.

But Seoul decided not to stop there. Caused by the actions of China, Korea decided to recall its own interests in the air. Already today, Seoul intends through diplomatic channels to notify China, the United States and Japan of the expansion of its air defense identification zone. And again, there is no escape from a collision with China. This new zone will include the space above the distant islands of Marado, Hondo and the Iodo submarine rock. The result will be that the space above Iodo will be in the recognition zone of three countries at once - China, Japan and South Korea. Koreans are well aware of all this, but they consider Iodo (more precisely, the water area and the air above it) only a zone of their interests. On the rock, by the way, is the South Korean meteorological station. It can be expected that this region will turn into a zone of confrontation of the three powers at once.

Commenting on the plans of the South Korean government to expand the air defense identification zone, a Korean official stressed that they "will not make any concessions, will not ask for consent, but simply notify the state" about new frontiers. True, as far as can be judged, the reaction of China and, possibly, Japan to the actions of Seoul will also be negative. In the region, one should expect an increase in tension.
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  1. Eugeniy_369
    Eugeniy_369 2 December 2013 11: 48
    +1
    “China is sleeping. Let him sleep further. And God forbid we live to see the day when China wakes up. " - "Napoleone Buonaparte" ".
    I will subscribe under every word of the Corsican.
  2. avant-garde
    avant-garde 2 December 2013 11: 56
    +3
    310 flights of South Korean companies follow the new air defense identification zone every day, so we are not talking about "rare single overflights."
    _________
    Politics by politics. Well, ordinary citizens, why should they risk their lives? !!! request
  3. And Us Rat
    And Us Rat 2 December 2013 13: 22
    +2
    The Chinese came .. ate a little, with what fright the planes over the INTERNATIONAL and NEUTRAL waters should they report to them where they are and why they fly ??? It’s the same as your neighbor will begin to demand explanations from you and a schedule - where and why do you go along the PUBLIC stairwell and use the PUBLIC elevator !!! fool
  4. And Us Rat
    And Us Rat 2 December 2013 13: 22
    0
    The Chinese came .. ate a little, with what fright the planes over the INTERNATIONAL and NEUTRAL waters should they report to them where they are and why they fly ??? It’s the same as your neighbor will begin to demand a report from you where and why you walk along the PUBLIC stairwell and use the PUBLIC elevator !!! fool
    1. Heccrbq.3
      Heccrbq.3 2 December 2013 21: 01
      -3
      And what do you, Beitarians, squint narrow-eyed? Are you afraid of the Russians, we remember your fortels!
      1. And Us Rat
        And Us Rat 3 December 2013 03: 01
        0
        Ahh, Natsik woke up bully
        And I think that for a trifle I’m not in the hit minus.

        1. I strongly doubt that you are Russian, you have too much hearty soul for the Slav, h..rka you are most likely, and the bedding is Wakhabi.
        2. It’s you who are afraid of us, we know how to taunt this wretched evil spirits as you dig out of any holes, with a fatal outcome. You wake up one morning, and your head in the nightstand lol
        3. And I'm not a Beitarian, ideological sideways, I'm a pragmatist. tongue
  5. DPN
    DPN 2 December 2013 13: 40
    +1
    Korea is doing right that it is not scattered by its territory. So it knows that it can bite painfully and give back!
  6. DPN
    DPN 2 December 2013 13: 40
    0
    Korea is doing the right thing, that it is not scattered by its territory. So it knows that it can sickly bite and give back!
    1. kartalovkolya
      kartalovkolya 2 December 2013 18: 51
      +2
      What are you, dear, or is it not the Koreans, together with the amers, who were draping up to Busan? Today's China will be more serious than in the 50s. My little dog knows she is strong, that barks at an elephant. And only because they rely on American help. Yes, the Americans, in my opinion, do not want to risk because of some Koreans.
      1. alone
        alone 2 December 2013 21: 49
        +2
        Quote: kartalovkolya
        What are you, dear, or is it not the Koreans, together with the amers, who were draping up to Busan? Today's China will be more serious than in the 50s.


        However, do not forget that a million Chinese people laid their heads in this war. They did not die there due to typhus, but perished in fierce battles with the same Americans and Koreans.
        1. Guun
          Guun 3 December 2013 07: 19
          0
          But the infantry did its job, without the weapons that the allies had. A small mongrel (s.Korea) has the right to bark, because a formidable enemy in the guise of North Korea hangs over it like hard rock that they do not want to let go of amers, plus China has also begun.
  7. Volodya Sibiryak
    Volodya Sibiryak 2 December 2013 14: 17
    +2
    Every day more and more fun. We are waiting for the reaction of official Tokyo, maybe they will also bring in their "three kopecks".
    1. And Us Rat
      And Us Rat 2 December 2013 16: 46
      +1
      Quote: Volodya Sibiryak
      Every day more and more fun. We are waiting for the reaction of official Tokyo, maybe they will also bring in their "three kopecks".


      They will definitely make it, if they keep silent - it will look in the eyes of the Chinese as a manifestation of weakness, and a signal that you can go further. For example, to establish an air defense recognition zone over Tokyo, it will become from them. request
  8. Kyrgyz
    Kyrgyz 2 December 2013 17: 51
    +2
    good it seems the rain is starting
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  10. samoletil18
    samoletil18 2 December 2013 18: 47
    +1
    official Seoul instructs its civilian carriers to ignore Beijing claims

    Soviet air defense accustomed South Korea to the periodic downs of their civilian aircraft over the violated space
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  12. Arkan
    Arkan 2 December 2013 21: 29
    0
    The Lunaliks stirred. Will soon seethe at our borders. Koreans need to remember the lost Boeing.
  13. lilit.193
    lilit.193 2 December 2013 23: 27
    +2
    It's time to put the Chinese in their place, and then they begin to greyhound.
    1. Guun
      Guun 3 December 2013 07: 20
      0
      Yes, please, but who's stopping?
  14. kartalovkolya
    kartalovkolya 3 December 2013 09: 22
    0
    That's right, but the devil, as always, is in the details. Who benefits from the confrontation between the two Koreas? They represent North Korea to us as a poor, hungry and half-dead country, but in reality it is a highly developed industrial state with modern science and a fairly good education. And what is south of the 38th parallel? Yes, something Korea has: there are achievements in the electronic industry, the automotive industry, but the level of education of citizens wants to be better. In the social sphere, South Korea does not look so brilliant as propaganda tools blow the whole world about it. Japan is most afraid and the United States of this unification of the North and the South, it will be a powerful state to compete with which in the Asia-Pacific Region it will be difficult, or even impossible! This is perfectly understood both in Tokyo and Washington!