China steps up aggressive actions near Senkakus: Aircraft violates Japanese airspace
Earlier today, Japan was forced to scramble fighter jets after a Chinese government aircraft violated Japanese airspace over the Senkaku islands:
Japan’s Defense Ministry said Thursday that their Air Self Defense Force deployed F-15 fighter jets in response… soon after Chinese aircraft left Japanese air space.
Tokyo currently filed a strong complaint to Beijing and is trying to resolve this matter diplomatically.
For months, China has repeatedly used patrol ships in a provocative manner in the area. This is apparently the first time they’ve used an aircraft.