China has seriously warned the United States over what it described as provocative actions; this followed what Beijing said was a U.S. plane spying on its military in the country’s north.
Zhao Lijian, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, on Wednesday stated that an Air Force U-2 spy plane entered the no-fly zone for live-fire exercises without authorization.
“This is a stark provocation; China has lodged a solemn protest with the U.S. about the issue,’’ Dpa quoted him as saying.
The Chinese Army is conducting drills over the Bohai Sea until September 30.
While reacting, the U.S. Pacific Air Forces told CNN that a plane flew in the Indo-Pacific area but did not violate international rules.
Recall that in recent times, the two world powers have not been in good terms over the coronavirus pandemic, trade and Hong Kong/Xinjiang issue.