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Posted by on Jan 5, 2013 in International | 0 comments

Japan Scrambles Jets to Head Off China Plane

Japan scrambles jets to head off China plane (via AFP)

Japan scrambled fighter jets Saturday to head off a Chinese state-owned plane that flew near islands at the centre of a dispute between Tokyo and Beijing, a Japanese Defense Ministry spokesman said. Japanese jets were mobilised after a Chinese maritime aircraft ventured some 120 kilometres (74 miles…