Chinese media warn US over warplane interception

A Chinese fighter jet can be seen in a photo taken by a US Navy P-8 crew on August 22, 2014China’s state-run media warned Washington on Monday that Beijing could treat its surveillance flights as an “act of hostility”, after accusations a Chinese fighter jet flew dangerously close to a US military aircraft. China’s defence ministry spokesman Yang Yujun called the allegations “totally groundless” in a statement cited by the official news agency Xinhua. The incident took place 220 kilometres (135 miles) off China’s Hainan island, over an area the US insists is international waters but Beijing regards as part of its territory.

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