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Monday, May 25, 2015

China warns US against "dangerous" overflight over SCS

P-8A PoseidonChina has warned the US against conducting "dangerous" overflight by surveillance aircraft as it claimed to have driven away an American spy plane with radio warnings while the plane was snooping over artificial islands Beijing is building in the disputed South China Sea.

The foreign ministry condemned the overflight as "highly irresponsible and dangerous", warning that such actions by the US could cause "untoward incidents".

"The reconnaissance plane flew close to China's Nansha islands on May 20 to carry out surveillance Operations and China's garrison troops drove it away by radio communication in accordance with the relevant regulations," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei told media briefing in Beijing on May 22.

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