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China Calls Foul Play As US Sends U2 Spy Plane After China Fires Ballistic Missiles !

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Source: Global Times

China Fires Ballistic Missiles Into South China Sea

China is taking forward its tension with the US as they move ahead with claiming the South China Sea. A few days ago, China fired some ballistic missiles into the South China Sea. Moreover, the statement is based on the claims made by the US defense. China is already trying to claim a large territory of the South China Sea for which the US has objected in the past. This will further spiral down the relations between China and the US, who have been at loggerheads for a very long time, especially after the coronavirus pandemic.

China
Source: Goa Chronicle

The US Responds To China’s Ballistic Missiles

The US decided not to let this go and respond sternly to the actions of China. US Vice Adm. Scott Conn, commander of the US Navy’s Third Fleet, gave an idea of what the US is up to. He said,

β€œIn terms of launching of the ballistic missiles, the US Navy has 38 ships underway today in the Indo-Pacific region, including the South China Sea, and we continue to fly and sail and operate anywhere international law allows to demonstrate our commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific and reassure our allies and partners.”

China Is Not Happy With Intrusion From The US

US defense sent a U2 spy plane for some surveillance. However, China is not happy with the actions of the US, which they claim is against international rules. Wu, the Defense Ministry spokesperson, said,

β€œThe trespass severely affected China’s normal exercises and training activities, and violated the rules of behavior for air and maritime safety between China and the United States, as well as relevant international practices.”

US Says No Foul Play In U2 Spy Plane Surveillance

US accepted that it did carry surveillance in the Indo-Pacific area with its U2 plane. However, it maintained that the operation was done within the international rules. Moreover, the statement from Β US Pacific Air Forces said,

β€œA U-2 sortie was conducted in the Indo-Pacific area of operations and within the accepted international rules and regulations governing aircraft flights. Pacific Air Forces personnel will continue to fly and operate anywhere international law allows, at the time and tempo of our choosing.”

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