Chinese officials warned the U.S. military plane that they worked illegally in Chinese airspace and ordered American aircraft to leave, said a representative of the American defense.
The pilots of the US air force bomber B-1B Lancer responded to Chinese air traffic controllers that they carry out the usual operations in international airspace and not to deviate from their route, said the representative military-air forces of the USA Michael Phil Ventura.
In the East China sea bombers entered the disputed Area identification (ADIZ) covering disputed island chain and overlaps the airspace to which a claim of Japan and South Korea. The Declaration of the ADIZ requires that airlines flying over the designated waters, first notify Chinese authorities before transit. The US government and Japan does not recognize China's claim to the surrounding area.
"Air Pacific has not recognized a Zone of identification of air defense of China when it was announced
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