|Japanese patrol aircraft over Senkaku Islands|
|Chart showing both Japanese Zones and the new PRC claimed zone which overlap|
As can be seen from the chart above the new PRC zone overlaps with the air zone set out by Japan and covers disputed islands that are controlled by Japan which patrols the area.
It is clear from their comments and the failure of discussions with China that both South Korea and Japan are going to continue with overflights and patrols as before ignoring the PRC ADIZ. Aside from these two countries the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, and Taiwan also have overlapping claims with China and indeed with each other in some cases, in the South China Sea.
Meanwhile in other news China's aircraft carrier PLAN Liaoning together with her escorting warships set out for a mission in the South China Sea. It should be interesting in the days ahead just what that mission actually is as there do not appear to be any aircraft on board at departure from its base at Qingdao .