“Chinese jet’s ‘aggressive’ interception of US spy plane raises tensions in South China Sea”

A Chinese fighter jet intercepted a US spy plane in an unsafe manner over the South China Sea, sparking tensions between the two nations. The incident was captured on video and shows the Chinese jet buzzing the US Air Force plane. The Pentagon condemned the “aggressive” maneuver and called on China to uphold international norms of behavior. The Chinese government responded by saying the interception was carried out in accordance with “relevant laws and regulations” and accused the US of “provocative” behavior. The incident adds to the ongoing disputes over territorial claims in the South China Sea and highlights the tense relationship between the US and China. The US has called for China to follow international law and norms, while China has accused the US of violating its sovereignty. The incident has raised concerns about potential escalation and the need for ongoing diplomatic efforts to prevent conflict.