Monday, August 31, 2015

Taiwan Report: China To Declare ADIZ In South China Sea

Focus Taiwan: China seen likely to declare ADIZ in South China Sea

Taipei, Aug. 31 (CNA) China's island-building spree in the South China Sea has completely changed the strategic structure in the region, and China will speed up militarization and declare a South China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) in the area, according to an assessment by the Republic of China's Ministry of National Defense.

In a report to the Legislature on China's military strength, the defense ministry said that in September 2013, China started piling sand onto Johnson South Reef (赤瓜礁), one of the 50-plus reefs in the South China Sea.

China continued the reclamation work on six other reefs and is undertaking construction of a seaport, airport runways and other infrastructure facilities, the ministry said.

WNU Editor: For the past year the Chinese have been making repeated territorial claims on the South China Sea. It is only logical that the next step would be for them to declare an Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) in the same manner that they did for the East China Sea. My prediction .... they will be doing that within a year.

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