China Isn't Ready To Be A SuperPower & China Violates South Korean Air space As Foreign Ministers Meet over U.S. Missile Defense
Chinese military jets flew into South Korea's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) just as the two countries' foreign ministers are set to meet. The Korea Times reports that three Chinese planes showed up at the margins of the two countries' ADIZs, prompting South Korea to scramble fighter jets to intercept them. The incident comes before Wednesday's meeting of foreign ministers from Japan, China, and South Korea for talks in Tokyo. The talks are likely to touch on disagreement between China and South Korea over the deployment of a U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system to defend against North Korean ballistic missiles. China opposes the deployment, fearing the system could be used to target Chinese missiles, as well as North Korean ones.