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China asks US to stop surveillance of its territory
August 24, 2014, 6:11 am

John Kirby, the US Pentagon press secretary, had said on Friday that China had attempted a reckless mid-air intercept, an encounter “very, very close, very dangerous” [Image: chinadefencereview.com]

John Kirby, the US Pentagon press secretary, had said on Friday that China had attempted a reckless mid-air intercept, an encounter “very, very close, very dangerous” [Image: chinadefencereview.com]

China has asked the US stop frequent surveillance flights intended to closely watch the Chinese territory after Washington accused a Chinese jet of veering too close to a US surveillance plane.

“The reason for accidents is mass and large-scale surveillance of China’s territory by the United States, which puts the aerial and sea security of both sides,” said China’s Defense Ministry spokesperson Yang Yujun.

China’s Defence Ministry said on Saturday that a US anti-submarine plane and a patrol aircraft flew to an airspace about 220 kilometers east of China’s Hainan Island to conduct close-in surveillance Tuesday morning, and then a Chinese fighter jet took off to “make regular identification and verification”.

John Kirby, the US Pentagon press secretary, had said on Friday that China had attempted a reckless mid-air intercept, an encounter “very, very close, very dangerous”. This is the fourth such incident in the past five months.

Yang responded by saying that US accusations were “totally groundless,” as the Chinese pilot undertook a “professional operation” and kept the jet within a safe distance from the US aircraft.

China has said the US needs to create a plausible atmosphere for the development of bilateral ties even as tensions persist in the South China Sea, one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes.

China has been more aggressively asserting its claims to about 90 per cent of the South China Sea, territory claimed disparately by Vietnam, Philippines and others in the region. The push comes even as the US seeks to assert its own influence in the region in the form of a much-hyped Asia Pivot.

 

TBP and Agencies

5 Responses to China asks US to stop surveillance of its territory

  1. Victor Reply

    August 24, 2014 at 9:39 am

    These criminals in DC obvious have no shame. They want to provoke military action everywhere they go and touch. They are simply an endangerment to mankind. Somehow the fascist/Nazis have taken over the US.

  2. Victor Reply

    August 24, 2014 at 9:41 am

    The US pivots everywhere, Middle East, Eastern Europe and now South China. Everywhere they go there is WAR! No building of nation, just death, destruction and when the dust settles debt slavery. That seems to be the way for these fascist/nazi banking cabals.

  3. Akbar Ahmed Reply

    August 24, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    The states of north america including canada, abbreviated as SNAICs should have nothing to do with the South China sea—–it is so far away from their home—-they are meddling around everywhere in the world——-and should get out from there and several other places that they are meddling around.

    The world will be a better place if the hegemonistic barbaric SNAICs will become human beings. They are worse than the dinosaurs of 65 million years back.

    People all over the world think that Putin and China can tame the SNAICs and their accomplices for ever

  4. Akbar Ahmed Reply

    August 24, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    Thanks

  5. Jean Michel Reply

    August 26, 2014 at 4:18 am

    The American chicken pilot had the fright of his life. He has been employed to shoot at unarmed civilian aircrafts, and when he saw a fighter jet, he lost his head. He then complained to his boss and his trade union. He said that he can shoot at unarmed civilian aircraft but it is beyond his duties and his skill to face a fighter jet.

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