China waves off U.S. complaints over fighter pilot’s ‘aggressive maneuver’ in international airspace

Posted on AllSides May 31st, 2023
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Beijing is dismissing U.S. protests that a Chinese jet fighter buzzed a U.S. aircraft last week in international airspace over the South China Sea. On Wednesday, a spokeswoman for China’s Foreign Ministry said the burden is on Washington to end the ongoing surveillance missions. A Chinese J-16 fighter pilot conducted what U.S. officials said was an “unnecessarily aggressive maneuver” Friday by flying directly in front of the nose of a U.S. Air Force RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft. The dangerous move forced the U.S. pilot to fly through the jet fighter’s wake...

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