U.S. demands that China rescind its new air defense zone — or does it? « Hot Air: "So that’s Obama’s compromise. U.S. military planes will defy China to show Japan we’re a loyal ally but U.S. commercial planes will bow to China, partly to let the government save face and partly to make sure that there are no incidents between the Chinese air force and defenseless American jumbo jets. Some Japanese analysts are unhappy about our de facto recognition of China’s claim to the airspace — “I was taken aback when I heard this” — but now that the FAA has spoken, American airlines are bound by its order. They must and will identify themselves to China while within the new ADIZ."
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