China secretly established an air defense identification zone in South China Sea

China secretly established an air defense identification zone in South China Sea unlike the establishment of ADIZ in East China Sea last year which was announced, says Kanwa Defense Review – a Chinese military magazine based in Canada.

“China secretly set up an air defense identification zone (ADIZ) over the disputed South China Sea before the incident in August where a PLA Navy Air Force’s J-11 fighter intercepted a US P-8 patrol aircraft, according to Kanwa Defense Review,” WantChinaTimes.com reports.

China has no information to offer regarding the said establishment of ADIZ in South China Sea.

“I have no information to offer. I’d like to restate that it is within a country’s sovereignty to decide whether to establish an air defense identification zone or not, meanwhile all sort of factors should be taken into account. Currently, peace and stability in the South China Sea is guaranteed,” Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying said.