Chinese jets intercept U.S. aircraft in East China Sea
19 May 2017 | 11:40 am
Two Chinese aircraft carry out what the U.S. military describes an "unprofessional" intercept of an American plane meant to detect radiation while it flew in international airspace.
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Taiwan held drills at its main international airport in Taipei amid concerns over Chinese aggression towards the island. Taiwan's president said the exercises are necessary in order to protect critical infrastructure.
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