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  1. China Creates Air-Defense Zone Over Disputed Area in East China Sea

    China has established new airspace restrictions over a contentious area: land also claimed by Japan. These islands – Senkaku (to Japan) and Diaoyu (to China) – have been a source of tension for decades. Any non-commercial aircraft entering the zone must obey the new rules or risk facing “emergency defensive measures.” China says the new zone is about self-defense. Japan sees the move as an “escalation” and has lodged a protest. Watch this airspace.

    Sources: BBC, New York Times, The Guardian, Washington Post

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