BEIJING, July 4 (ChinaMil) -- China's Defense Ministry on Monday refuted Japan's accusation and urged the Japanese side to cease all provocations over the East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ).
It is reported by Japanese media that the relevant Japanese government officials said that recently Chinese military aircraft flew towards the Diaoyu Islands for several times.
According to the reports, Chinese military aircraft flew towards the Diaoyu Islands on June 17 and the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JSDF) scrambled F-15 fighter jets. The Japanese fighter jets approached and warned the Chinese military aircraft, while the Chinese military aircraft did not leave. During the flight, the Japanese fighter jets came face to face with the Chinese military aircraft for many times. To avoid risks, the Japanese fighter jets released infrared jamming shells and then flew out of that airspace.
"The remarks from the Japanese side are just distorting facts by calling white black and sowing discord," a spokesperson from the Information Bureau of the Chinese Defense Ministry responded on Monday.
He said that two Chinese Su-30 fighter jets executing routine patrol over the East China Sea ADIZ on June 17 were approached by two JSDF F-15 fighter jets in high speed. They even used fire-control radars to lock on the Chinese fighter jets.
The Chinese fighter jets adopted decisive measures such as tactical maneuver and so forth to deal with Japanese fighter jets' provocations, the spokesperson continued, and consequently, the two Japanese F-15 fighter jets flew away after firing infrared jamming shells.
The spokesperson added that Japanese fighter jets' provocative actions have the great potential to cause aerial accidents and serious harm and injury to all aircrews involved, and undermine regional peace and stability.
The Chinese military has unswerving determination and will to maintain its territorial sovereignty and national security, said the spokesperson, urging the Japanese side to cease all provocations, and hoping Japan to meet with China half way as soon as possible and eliminate obstacles in negotiations so as to create conditions for launching and operating the China-Japan Maritime and Air Liaison Mechanism.