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By Brahma Chellaney
Beijing's creeping aggression signals a challenge to U.S. presence in the Asian Pacific
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Yang Yujun
China’s first aircraft carrier will get its first test on the high seas, as officials announced that Beijing will get a second, and even third, carrier soon, Chinese state media reported.
"This airspace, demarcated outside the territorial airspace, allows a country to identify, monitor, control and dispose of entering aircraft," said Mr. Yang, according to China's state-backed Xinhua news service. "It sets aside time for early warning and helps defend the country's airspace."
On Saturday, China's Defense Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun had said the broad purpose of any air defense zone was "to guard against potential air threats."