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China Lodges Complaint With U.S. Over Spy Plane Flight

2015-05-26 09:14:09       source:First Post

May 25, 2015

"China said on Monday it had lodged a complaint with the United States over a U.S. spy plane that flew over parts of the disputed South China Sea in a diplomatic row that has fuelled tension between the world's two largest economies.

Friction in the region has grown over China's land reclamation in the Spratly islands. China last week said it was 'strongly dissatisfied' after a U.S. spy plane flew over areas near the reefs, with both sides accusing each other of stoking instability.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Monday China had lodged a complaint and that it opposed 'provocative behaviour' by the United States."

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