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Japanese Airlines Defy China Demand for Data in Air Zone

ANA Holdings Inc. and Japan Airlines Co., the country’s two biggest carriers, said they would stop reporting flight plans for planes traveling through a new Chinese air-defense zone that Japan rejects.

Japan’s government told airlines to stop providing that information, citing China’s “false” impositions, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said yesterday in Tokyo. Hours later, ANA and JAL said they wouldn’t comply with China’s demands, reversing their decision to supply that data.