South Korea Expands Air Defense Zone To Partially Overlap With China's

12/08/2013 12:14 am ET | Updated Feb 06, 2014

SEOUL, Dec 8 (Reuters) - South Korea said on Sunday it has extended its air defence zone to partially overlap with a similar zone newly declared by China that has spurred regional tensions.

South Korea's Defence Ministry said that in expanding the zone to include two territorial islands to its south and a submerged rock also claimed by Beijing it has fully explained its position to related countries. It said the move would not infringe on neighbouring countries' sovereignty. (Reporting by Jack Kim; Editing by Alex Richardson)

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