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China says ‘get used to it’ as military flies long-range bombers near Japan

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China’s Defense Ministry has dismissed concerns broached by Japan over a recent flight by long-range bombers through the Miyako Strait, telling Tokyo it sh
China’s Defense Ministry has dismissed concerns broached by Japan over a recent flight by long-range bombers through the Miyako Strait, telling Tokyo it should “get used to” the military exercises.
Defense Ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang made the remarks Friday in defense of what he called “routine exercises” a day earlier that saw six Chinese H-6 bombers fly through the strategic entryway into the Western Pacific between the islands of Miyako and Okinawa.
Japan scrambled fighters in response. There was no violation of Japanese airspace.
“It is legitimate for Chinese military planes to fly through the strait, and more similar training will be conducted on the high seas as needed, ” said Guoqiang.
“The parties concerned don’ t need to overact and make a great fuss about it, ” he added. “They will feel better after getting used to such drills.

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