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A Chinese language fighter pilot allegedly flew instantly in entrance of a US army plane working over the South China Sea in what the US army on Tuesday referred to as an “unnecessarily aggressive manoeuvre”.

The US’s Indo-Pacific Command disclosed the incident because the US defence secretary, Lloyd Austin, was heading to the area for stops in Japan, Singapore and India this week.

The encounter, which befell on Friday and was the most recent in a string of harmful and more and more frequent comparable incidents, the US facet mentioned, comes as China’s army has repeatedly rebuffed American efforts to dealer a gathering between Austin and his Chinese language counterpart, together with one for this week.

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