A section of the KADIZ overlaps with air defense zones
designated by China and Japan, a source of potential tension among the regional powers.
South Korea earlier requested China to redraw its air defense zone
because it partly overlaps with South Korea's but Beijing rejected it.
America's vice president, as Asian Tribune in a previous report noted, went to China for detente and not to firmly reject the air defense zone
. It looks like the United States has taken one step back in the light of China's growing military, political and economic power not only in East Asia but also in the South Asian region.
Japan reiterated on Monday that Tokyo and Washington had both rejected Beijing's move to set up an air defense zone
that includes islands at the heart of a Sino-Japanese feud - despite the fact that three US airlines, acting on government advice, are notifying China of plans to transit the zone.
"What the Americans can hope to do is to try to tell the Chinese that this ratcheting up is not very clever and is counterproductive and that there is a way out, which is for the Chinese simply to de-emphasize (the defense zone
) and not to enforce it," said Jonathan Eyal, director of international security studies at the Royal United Services Institute in London.
Finally, last week diplomatic tension between the US and China gained a new military dimension with American defiance of China's controversial new air defense zone
in the East China Sea.
Any sign that the United States was even tacitly giving a nod to China's air defense zone
would disturb Tokyo, which is hoping for a display of solidarity when Biden visits Japan starting on Monday.
about Beijing's new air defense zone
over a group of tiny islands that have exacerbated long-simmering territorial conflicts.
Beijing: China sent several fighter jets and an early warning aircraft into its new air defense zone
over the East China Sea, state news agency Xinhua said on Friday, raising the stakes in a standoff with the United States, Japan and South Korea.
Tokyo Washington November 26, 2013(VOA News)-Japan's defense chief said Tokyo is working closely with Washington following China's establishment of an air defense zone
over disputed waters in the East China Sea.
The South Korean Defense Ministry documents also cited an intrusion by a Japan Coast Guard chopper into South Korea's air defense zone
close to the disputed islands in May.
The servicemen are from the 3rd Bulgaria contingent trained for action in the defense zone
of the airport in the capital Kabul.