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China Hits Back at U.S. Over Jet’s Close Call With Spy Plane

Posted on AllSides May 31st, 2023
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Beijing on Wednesday clapped back at U.S. allegations that a Chinese fighter jet carried out an “unnecessarily aggressive maneuver” as it intercepted a U.S. Air Force plane last week. In a statement, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command said the Chinese fighter “flew directly in front of the nose” of the American RC-135 over the South China Sea, “forcing the U.S. aircraft to fly through its wake turbulence.” At a press briefing Wednesday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning demanded that the U.S. stop its reconnaissance flights and insisted Beijing would continue to...

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