According to news sources, Japan and South Korea both deployed fighter jets to intercept Chinese military aircraft flying close to each nation’s respective airspace on Monday.
Japanese and South Korean officials have both reported as many as eight Chinese jets flying over the Tsushima Strait between the East China Sea and the Sea of Japan, but none of the Chinese aircraft violated either nation’s airspace. The Chinese planes included six H-6 bombers, early warning craft and at least one intelligence gathering airplane. According to South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency, the ten planes flew above a submerged island off the southern coast of Jeju island multiple times, an area that is in both South Korea and China’s air defense identification zone.
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