Latest UPDATE: November 29
UPDATE for November 29:
China's air force spotted and verified foreign military planes entering the East [China] Sea air-defence identification zone.
According to a XinHua report from Beijing on November 29, the news spokesman for China's air force in Beijing, air force colonel Shen JinKe, indicated that, on the same day, China's air force spotted and verified foreign military planes entering the East [China] Sea air-defence identification zone; such realizing [its] goal of normalizing an efficient supervision and control in the air-defence identification zone's air space.
According to Shen JinKe's presentation, [Suchoi] Su-30 and [Shenyang] J-11 main combat planes of China's air force [organization] took off immediately on [November] 29 in the morning to investigate and verify two groups of U.S. P-3 and EP-3 surveillance planes, comprising two planes each. Seven groups of Japanese E-767, P-3 and F-15 planes, comprising ten planes each, were spotted [as well] while entering China's Eastern Sea air-defence identification zone.
[Source: China News Network 中国新闻网 on November 29, 2013]
China Air Force: Planes deployed for observation and control
in the East China Sea Air-Defence Identification Zone.
Colonel Yang YuJun, another news spokesman said in a press conference for China's ministry of defence that aircraft carrier "Liaoning" had moved to the South China Sea to engage in manoeuvres which would last a certain time. Furthermore, he said, the seaport of Sanya (in Hainan province) should already have undergone certain preparations as an anchorage for the aircraft carrier.
The ministry's official evaluation of China's actual military situation has been quoted by QIANYAN ("Forward Position" 军事前沿), a military news service.
Colonel Yang YuJun, spokesman for China's ministry of defence.