Military Capabilities

Beijing confirms establishment of hotline between Chinese and South Korean naval and air force commands

01 November 2019

The Chinese Ministry of National Defense (MND) confirmed on 31 October that a direct military hotline has been set up between the adjacent Chinese and South Korean naval and air force commands.

Speaking at a press briefing in Beijing MND spokesperson Senior Colonel Wu Qian said that the two sides have already communicated through the hotline.

The statement comes only a few days after a Chinese military aircraft notified South Korea for the first time before entering Seoul’s self-declared Korean Air Defence Identification Zone (KADIZ), according to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).

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