Chinese authorities on Wednesday accused the US government of violating a no-fly zone established in the north of the country during a series of military exercises.
A U-2 surveillance aircraft entered the area to conduct “unauthorized” military exercises and “seriously interfere” with the activities of the Chinese army, the Asian giant’s foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said. .
“It is a strong provocation,” he said before adding that Beijing had sent a “solemn” protest to the United States on the matter. In a statement, Zhao did not specify the time or place of the violation of this airspace.
However, the Chinese armed forces plan to conduct military exercises in the Bohai Sea area from this week to September 30. The US Air Force in the Pacific has made it clear to CNN that a U-2 spy plane has flown over an area in the Indo-Pacific without breaking international regulations.