Tensions Rise Between South Korea, China & Japan

Monday, December 02, 2013

A Chinese produced J-10 fighter jet is displayed in Beijing on Nov. 28, 2013. The US on Nov. 28 pressed its concerns over China''s newly declared air defense zone. (MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty)

Last week, China flexed its muscles by unexpectedly declaring an air defense identification zone in the East China Sea, which touches South Korea and Japan. Now tensions are rising between the nations amid this territorial dispute.

Joining us today to discuss what this dispute actually signifies is James Fallows, a national correspondent for The Atlantic magazine who has reported on China extensively.


James Fallows


T.J. Raphael

Comments [1]

Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

The air defense zone that China has declared on Japan and South Korea sounds dangerous. I mean other than shooting down a plane which invades that territory, how else does one enforce those boundaries?

So, could a war start from this air defense tactic?

Dec. 02 2013 11:58 AM

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