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Unwelcome Guests: Military Bombers Fly over Japanese Gas Field

According to Asahi Shimbun, on September 11 and 12, 2007, Chinese military bombers flew over a gas field in the East China Sea more than forty times. Japan‘s Self-Defense Forces’ F4 fighters scrambled to respond. At times, Chinese bombers and Japanese F4 fighters were only 5 kilometers apart. The encounters were confirmed by Taiwan‘s military sources and by the Japanese government. The gas field is Chunxiao gas field, which Japan has named ”Shirakaba,” or white birch.

Source: Asahi Shimbun, December 31, 2007
http://www.asahi.com/world/china/news/TKY200712300153.html

China’s Space Program Has Five Great Capabilities

On October 11, 2007, Xinhua Net reported that Sun Laiyan, Deputy Director of the Commission of Science Technology and Industry for National Defense (COSTIND) and General of the China National Space Administration (CNSA), stated  that China’s space industry was established in 1956 and has continued to grow. Currently China has five capabiliities, including entering space and sending people into space.