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China should acknowledge that the international community has concerns about its newly declared air defense identification zone in the East China Sea, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Monday after Beijing stepped up criticism of Tokyo for its “malicious slander.”

“China needs to face the reality that many countries in the world are concerned about the air defense identification zone and take it gravely,” Suga said at a press conference. “The ADIZ unjustifiably infringes upon freedom of overflight in international waters.”

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