BEIJING has sent a US a summary in a skies above a South China Sea: Anything we can do, we can do too. It’s only flown a nuclear-capable bomber over Scarborough Shoal.
The United States has conducted several B-52 bomber ‘freedom of navigation’ flights over a contested current in new months, along with flights by notice and unit aircraft.
Beijing on Friday returned a favour.
The People’s Liberation atmosphere force (PLAAF) during a weekend expelled photographs of one of a newest H-6K long-range nuclear-capable bombers overflying Scarborough Shoal on China’s Weibo amicable media service. The aircraft, formed on a 1950s Russian design, is able of delivering chief weapons via Asia.
And some photos brought by PLA Air Force: bomber H-6K fly over Huangyan Island pic.twitter.com/S2pMMsemf0
— China SCIO (@chinascio) July 15, 2016
The bank is assigned by a Philippines, though China claims a outcrop as partial of a ‘Nine-Dash Line” domain underneath a name of Panatag Shoal.
On Friday, a same day as a bomber overflight, 4 Chinese Coast Guard vessels blocked Filipino fishermen from accessing Scarborough waters.
The incidents came only days after an general settlement justice in The Hague deserted Beijing’s explain to territorial government over a immeasurable infancy of a South China Sea. The challenge, released by Manila, had been deserted as shabby by China that refused to take partial in proceedings..
It also comes after an Apr overflight of Scarborough Shaol by US atmosphere force A-10 antitank conflict aircraft.
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