Kuala Lumpur/Beijing: China is scouring its territory in Tibet and Xinjiang for the Malaysian jetliner missing for 11 days, a senior diplomat said today as international efforts to locate the plane failed to achieve any breakthrough.
Beijing also ruled out involvement of its nationals on board the aircraft carrying 239 people in any hijack attempt.
China has started searching its own territory along the northern corridor to trace the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, China's Ambassador to Malaysia Huang Huikang said in Kuala Lumpur.
The search began after India, Pakistan and several other countries in the region denied that the plane might have flown over their territories towards Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.
Based on latest information, the new search areas encompass a northern corridor stretching approximately from the border of Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan to northern Thailand, as well as a southern one from Indonesia to the southern Indian Ocean.