China on Thursday criticized a decision by the Lower House of Japan's Diet to pass a resolution in protest against Chinese aircraft which flew unusually close to Japanese airplanes above the East China Sea.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei told a regular press briefing that it was highly irresponsible for the Japanese legislature to use the incident to hype up the "China threat" and defame China.
Two Japanese airplanes, OP-3C and YS-11EB, intruded into the East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone on May 24 to scout and interfere with China-Russia naval drills, according to a statement issued by the Chinese Defense Ministry last week.
China has evidence that Japanese warplanes disrupted Chinese military jets' normal flight routines, the Defense Ministry said.
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