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Chinese jets intercept U.S. military plane over South China Sea: Pentagon

Two Chinese fighter jets carried out an “unsafe” intercept of a U.S. military reconnaissance aircraft over the South China Sea, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, a further escalation of tensions in and around the contested waterway. The incident took place in international airspace on Tuesday as the U.S. maritime patrol aircraft carried out “a routine

Vietnam, China trade barbs after Vietnamese fishing boat sinks

 Vietnam and China traded accusations on Tuesday over the sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat not far from where China has parked an oil rig in the disputed South China Sea, as tensions fester between the two countries over the giant drilling platform. Hanoi said some 40 Chinese fishing boats surrounded the Vietnamese craft on