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Japan scrambles warplanes after it observes Chinese fighter jets in a strait near disputed islands in the East China Sea for the first time

statement from China's defense ministry described the fleet of 40 planes going through the Miyako Strait as a "routine drill" that also passed through China's Air Defense Identification Zone in the East China Sea, which Japan does not recognize.
12 months ago
Lucas Niewenhuis
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the company's newsletter, app, and website content. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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