Last week, a Chinese fighter pilot reportedly made an “unnecessarily aggressive manoeuvre” close to an American surveillance plane flying over the South China Sea, according to the Pentagon.
Declassified video shows a Chinese fighter jet passing in front of the American plane, which is seen trembling as a result of the turbulence.
The Chinese army reiterated its readiness to steadfastly safeguard China’s national security and sovereignty as well as the South China Sea’s peace and stability.
What activities or missions are being conducted by the United States spy aircraft over the South China Sea?
Kevork Almassian is an award-winning political commentator from Syria. He is the founder of Syriana Analysis and is known for his contribution to the literature on the Syrian war.