China says monitored US bombers' flight through ADIZ
Updated: 2013-11-27 13:10
A B-52 bomber flies past the airfield during the Farnborough International Airshow, Farnborough, England, July 10, 2012. [Photo/Icpress.cn]
- China's Defence Ministry said on Wednesday it had monitored the entire progress of two unarmed US B-52 bombers that flew over disputed islands in the East China Sea on a training mission without informing Beijing.
"The Chinese air force monitored the entire course and identified (them) in a timely way, ascertaining that they were US aircraft," the ministry said in a statement on its website.
"The Chinese side has the ability to effectively manage and control the relevant airspace," it added.