The Chinese ministry of defense has disputed the United States’ account of an incident involving a Chinese military jet and a US spy plane over the South China Sea last week.
According to the Chinese side, the American plane approached the Chinese jet dangerously, despite multiple warnings.
The Chinese defense ministry spokesman, Tian Juin, stated that the US had intentionally misled the public, blaming China for the incident while attempting to confuse international opinion.
He also rejected US accusations, saying that it was the American plane that was carrying out “dangerous maneuvers”.
The Chinese ministry of defense released a video of the incident, which it claims shows the US aircraft approaching the Chinese jet.
Tian Juin called on the US to exercise restraint, abide by international laws and agreements, and prevent accidents in the air and sea.