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China jets intercept US spy plane over East China Sea-official

  The United States says two Chinese jets have intercepted a US spy plane flying over the East China Sea. The Chinese Sukhoi Su-30 jets reportedly came within close proximity of an American four-engine WC-135 jet, with one of the Su-30s flying upside down, directly above the American plane, Lieutenant Colonel Lori Hodge, a spokesperson for

Philippines Signals it Will Challenge China Over Maritime Disputes

  The Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's plans to deploy troops to islands in the disputed South China Sea and personally plant a flag there indicate the country has tired of China's maritime expansion, despite friendly relations since October. Duterte told reporters Thursday he would send troops to nine tiny features in the

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