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Air Defense Zone and Land Problem Caused Fight Between U.S. and China Defence Minister.

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Follow us on TWITTER: http://twitter.com/cnforbiddennews Like us on FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/chinaforbiddennews The U.S. and China defense ministers have been discussing the disputed East and South China Sea, hacking by spies and other recent issues in a Beijing meeting on Tuesday. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel accused the CCP of unilaterally declaring its air defense identification zone over the disputed waters. CCP Defense Minister Chang Wanquan said China is prepared at any time to cope with any type of threats and challenges to safeguarding sovereignty and territory. On April 8, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel criticized China again for unilaterally establishing an air-defense zone over the East China Sea during a joint press conference in Beijing. Hagel said: "The United States has been very clear on this issue. And that is that, first, every nation has a right to establish air defense zones, but not a right to do it unilaterally, with no collaboration, no consultation. That adds to tensions, misunderstandings, and could eventually add to, and eventually get to, dangerous conflict." China Defense Minister Chang Wanquan said China stands ready to resolve the issues through negotiations with the countries directly involved and remains prepared to safeguard its territory. He warned that the U.S. should watch out for Japan and shouldn't let it get out of control. The U.S. refused to accept several times that Beijing's declaration of the air defense zone last October over a large swath of the vast China Sea, including disputed islands controlled by Japan. Xia Ming, New York City University political science professor: "It is very tense in the East China sea region, especially in relation to the Diaoyu Islands dispute. China's regime is trying to elevate the conflict, and the response from the U.S. and Japan must not be one of approval." The defense secretary arrived in Beijing after a stop in Japan where he told reporters that China must be more open about its military build-up and have greater respect for its neighbors. Chief editor Wu Fan of U.S.-based Chinese magazine China Affairs says the relations between China and Japan have been strained since the Diaoyu Islands were acquired at the end of 2011. The issue has been shelved until Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took office last year and advocated that the Diaoyu Islands belong to Japan without discussing with China. Wu Fan, chief editor for China Affairs magazine: "Another target for the CCP's declaration of the air defense identification zone is for the Diaoyu Islands. They're including the Diaoyu Islands inside the air zone and overlapping Japan's air zone immediately aroused strong opposition from the U.S. and Japan." Commentator Wu Fan says the CCP's air zone targeted the Diaoyu Islands, but not to provide a solution. Wu Fan:"The internal reason is to take manipulate nationalist thought to have it explode outwardly. Once any aircraft entered the air zone without listening to the commands and supervision, they would take it down. As a result, the CCP wants to get people riled up to firm up political power in order to bolster its military morale for a second generation of the red army for outward expansion." Wu Fan says the CCP intended to use patriotism to divert domestic social crises, but instead got netizens' cynicism and blame from those with nationalist sentiments, resulting in a loss on both sides. Last year, 3 days after the CCP's declaration of the air zone in the East China Sea over the Diaoyu Islands and warned that trespassing foreign aircraft would be shot down, U.S. bomber planes came to challenge. Later, South Korea and Japan's Self-Defense Forces military aircrafts have taken similar action without informing China. It sparked Chinese netizens' ridicule and international media attention. The so-called "air defense identification zone" also became an international laughing stock. Hong Kong-based Oriental Daily c...