Obama Administration Advises Commercial Jets to Honor China Rules

Back in November 2011 Barack Obama bowed to President Hu Jintao in China.
(Watch around the 1:00 minute mark as he makes several small bows, and one deep one)

Via Nice Deb

Now the Obama administration is telling US commercial jets to honor China new rules over a disputed zone.
The New York Times reported, via Free Republic:

Even as China scrambled fighter jets to enforce its newly declared air defense zone, the Obama administration said on Friday that it was advising American commercial airlines to comply with China’s demands to be notified in advance of flights through the area.

While the United States continued to defy China by sending military planes into the zone unannounced, administration officials said they had made the decision to urge civilian planes to adhere to Beijing’s new rules in part because they worried about an unintended confrontation.

Although the officials made clear that the administration rejects China’s unilateral declaration of control of the airspace over a large area of the East China Sea, the guidance to the airlines could be interpreted in the region as a concession in the battle of wills with China.

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