Japanese Coast Guard vessels sail alongside Japanese activists' fishing boat, not in photo, warning the activists away from a group of disputed islands called Diaoyu by China and Senkaku by Japan.
November 30, 2013 The guidance is different from what Japan is telling its carriers, and some analysts say it could be seen as a concession to China, which broadened its air defense zone last week.
Jet diplomacy: A B-52. According to reports, two flew through an area that China now claims is within its air defense zone.
Andy Rain /EPA/Landov
November 26, 2013 China announced over the weekend that it had expanded an air-defense zone to cover islands that are claimed by both it and Japan. The U.S., Japan and others said they wouldn't recognize that new zone. On Monday, officials tell news outlets, U.S. Air Force bombers flew through.
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