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US: China Is Elbowing in on Russia's 'Unprofessional Interception' Atrocities

Poor USA, it's getting 'unprofessionally intercepted' in everyone's backyard

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Let's face it: it's hard being the USA. Traveling around the world; harassing the borders of major powers with your spy planes, and then getting "unprofessionally intercepted" every time. It's not an easy existence. 

First it was the Russians harassing US planes on Russia's border. Now, increasingly, it's China's (Russian-made) planes off the coast of China. Reuters:

US accuses China of 'unprofessional' intercept of radiation sniffing plane

Two Chinese SU-30 aircraft carried out what the US military described on Thursday as an “unprofessional” intercept of a US aircraft designed to detect radiation while it was flying in international airspace over the East China Sea.

“The issue is being addressed with China through appropriate diplomatic and military channels,” said Air Force spokeswoman Lieutenant Colonel Lori Hodge.

Hodge said the US characterisation of the incident was based on initial reports from the US aircrew aboard the WC-135 Constant Phoenix aircraft “due to the manoeuvres by the Chinese pilot, as well as the speeds and proximity of both aircraft”.

Don't the Chinese know the US gets to buzz around China and decide how close to their planes the Chinese get to fly?

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