|Imagine the chaos inside Beijing International Airport...|
This is because the PLA has controlled mainland airspace since 1949 and only allocates 20 percent of it to civil aviation. It has probably only been 20 percent for over six decades.
Beijing International Airport saw 55 flights cancelled and 126 delayed. Xiamen was hit the hardest, with capacity down by 77 percent due to "busy airspace".
Military experts claim the drills are to signal to Japan and the US of China's military might, in marking the 120th anniversary of the Sino-Japanese war.
It's not wonder the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) is nicknamed "Chinese Airlines Always Cancel".