CHINA DECLARES AIR DEFENSE ZONE OVER JAPANESE ISLANDS
It looks like they are a "paper tiger." (12/8/2013)
In November 2013 China announced an East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone (abbreviated ADIZ) The area consists of the airspace of the Japanese Senkaku Islands (known as the Diaoyu Islands in mainland China) north to South Korean-claimed Socotra Rock (known as Suyan Jiao in China). About half of the area overlaps with a Japanese ADIZ, while also overlapping to a small extent with the South Korean and Taiwanese ADIZ. Critics said the move escalated the Senkaku Islands territorial dispute between China and Japan. On the matrix below the axis term is AIR. ZONE is the same skip. DEFENSE touches ZONE and CHINA touches AIR. Because the U.S. flew two B-52 bombers through the zone after it was declared, critics in China said the Government there is a paper tiger on this issue. FROM A TIGER is at the same absolute skip as AIR and ZONE. IN /ON PAPER is also at an ELS.