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China warns over US close-up surveillance

(CRI Online)    10:04, May 20, 2017

The undated photo shows two Chinese fighter jets flying in formation during a training exercise. [File Photo: navy.81.cn]

The undated photo shows two Chinese fighter jets flying in formation during a training exercise. [File Photo: navy.81.cn]

China has warned the United States that close-up surveillance of China can easily cause misunderstandings.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying made the remarks in response to reports about China's interception of a U.S. military aircraft over the East China Sea.

China's Defense Ministry has confirmed that two Chinese fighter jets intercepted a U.S. military aircraft designed to detect radiation over the East China Sea on Wednesday.

A U.S. Air Force spokesperson said their aircraft was carrying out a routine mission over international airspace, and was operating in accordance with international law.

The Chinese spokesperson urged the US to have more respect for China's security concerns, saying such close-up surveillance is highly likely to cause misunderstandings, misjudgments, or unexpected incidents.

CGTN contributes to this story.

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