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Japan and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will express their concern in a joint statement that any abuse of power in international civil aviation could pose a security “threat,” a Japan-ASEAN diplomatic source said Thursday, in an implicit reference to China’s new air defense zone.

At a time tensions remain high after China set up last month the controversial air defense identification zone, a draft of the statement shows Japan and ASEAN are mulling underscoring the importance of “freedom of overflight” over the high seas, the source said.

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