US calls Chinese move 'provocative'

Edgartown - The White House on Friday called a Chinese jet's close brush with a US surveillance plane over Japan a deeply concerning provocation and said US officials had protested to Beijing.

The Chinese plane came within 9 metres of the American aircraft, the Pentagon said.

Ben Rhodes, deputy White House national security adviser, told reporters the move was a "deeply concerning provocation."

"We have communicated directly to the Chinese government our objection to this type of action," Rhodes said.

- Reuters
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Goeie Donner 2014-08-23 07:24:46 AM
Hey! Go spy somewhere else! We're spying here!
Jan Viljoen 2014-08-23 07:34:09 AM
two sparring warriors watching each other.
Gazz Man 2014-08-23 07:40:17 AM
hey yankee watchu waaaant ?
Mohammed Salajee 2014-08-23 08:53:24 AM
Watch out USA China is after u.dont dominate the world & invade land.big brother china wants a share in the oil well's & land "made in China "
Rice Safari 2014-08-23 11:24:16 AM
Ha ha! The Chinese are giving the USA the finger. Have no fear, Obama will restore peace by playing another round of golf... Lol!
Andrew Grieveson 2014-08-24 06:23:26 AM
Over 700 US bases on foreign soil ! No foreign base on US soil ! Work it out ......