|China's air defense identification zone created this week|
How much of a blessing they have from President Xi Jinping is unknown, but the fact that so far no one has filed flight plans with Beijing has basically meant the proverbial middle finger at China.
As a result, China is doing the same thing, with defense ministry spokesman Yang Yujun saying, "We would like to ask Japan to revoke its own ADIZ first. China will then consider this request in 44 years," referring to its setting up the zone in 1969.
The fact that China has escalated the situation with constant military patrols and other countries brazenly defying Beijing's rules could lead to escalating conflicts of a military kind.
We shall see.