China, Japan Conflict over Islands Takes Wing

Fighter jets dispatched


China is prepared to send its fighter planes to the disputed area off the Japanese coast if Tokyo again scrambles its jets and challenges Chinese surveillance activities, Global Times newspaper said in an opinion piece on Friday.

"China needs to warn against Japan's attempt to intercept, or it will result in a response from China, such as sending the air force to the area and reserving the right to take further actions," the state-controlled paper said.