BREAKING: China Just Made WAR MOVE Against America

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The Pentagon says that 2 Chinese fighter jets intercepted a U.S. P-3 Navy surveillance aircraft over the Chinese Sea making this the 2nd in a week that China has conducted ‘unprofessional’ intercepts in the region.

One defense official, speaking on the condition of anonymity said that one of the Chinese J-10 fighter jets flew roughly 200 yards in front of the U.S. aircraft and roughly 100 feet above it, making slow turns. The second Chinese fighter remained about 750 yards off the P-3’s right wing.

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Navy Commander Gary Ross said the Navy P-3 Orion was operating in international airspace and that the U.S. is reviewing the incident and will convey concerns to the Chinese, according to LOLITA C. BALDOR at Fox News/AP.

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Last week, U.S. defense officials said two Chinese SU-30 jets conducted an unprofessional intercept of an American radiation-sniffing surveillance plane in the East China Sea.

Pacific Air Forces spokeswoman Lt. Col. Lori Hodge said at the time that the Chinese aircraft approached a WC-135 Constant Phoenix aircraft — a modified Boeing C-135 — conducting a routine mission in international airspace in accordance with international law.

The WC-135 crew characterized the intercept as unprofessional “due to the maneuvers by the Chinese pilot, as well as the speeds and proximity of both aircraft,” Hodge said.

China denied U.S. accusations about last week’s intercept, saying its aircraft conducted a safe and professional operation.

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Defense Ministry spokesman Wu Qian said the American plane was conducting surveillance over the Yellow Sea — the northern part of the East China Sea — and that the Chinese jets moved to identify and verify the plane “in accordance with laws and regulations.”

In a separate incident this week, Beijing protested after the U.S. Navy reportedly sailed within 12 nautical miles (22 km) of one of China’s man-made islands in the disputed South China Sea — the first so-called freedom of navigation patrol under the administration of President Donald Trump.

The operation, which involved the USS Dewey, a guided-missile destroyer, was conducted Wednesday around Mischief Reef in the Spratly chain of the strategic waterway, according to anonymous U.S. officials.

Freedom of navigation patrols (FONOPS) represent “a challenge to excessive maritime claims,” according to the U.S. Defense Department. The significance of the distance of 12 nautical miles derives from the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), which generally grants coastal states jurisdiction over seas within 12 nautical miles of the coast.

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The patrol was said to be the first near a land feature that was included in a ruling last year against China by an international arbitration court in The Hague. The court invalidated China’s claim to sovereignty over large swaths of the South China Sea.

Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang said Beijing had warned the U.S. ship to leave the area and lodged stern representations with Washington over the patrol, according to a posting to the ministry’s website. Ren said that U.S. patrols could lead to accidents and that such moves were not conducive to peace and stability in the waterway.

The operation came less than a week after U.S. Navy vessels completed exercises in the South China Sea with the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force — including the MSDF’s largest warship, the Izumo helicopter destroyer — on May 18.

The building of military and dual-use infrastructure on the three biggest islands in the contested Spratly chain — Subi, Mischief and Fiery Cross reefs — had reached the final stages, with the naval, air, radar and defensive facilities largely complete, according the AMTI.

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All three islands boast hangers that can accommodate 24 fighter jets and four larger planes, including surveillance, transport, refueling or bomber aircraft. Hardened shelters with retractable roofs for mobile missile launchers have also been built on the three.

China has also constructed significant radar and sensor arrays on all three islands, positioning them close to point defense structures to provide protection against air or missile strikes.

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