Beijing: American warplanes have approached the Chinese mainland, with one reaching inside 76.5km of Shanghai, one of many closest passes lately, a media report stated on Monday amid deepening tensions between the 2 nations following the tit-for-tat closure of consulates.
A United States P-8A (Poseidon) anti-submarine airplane and an EP-3E reconnaissance airplane entered the Taiwan Strait, flying close to the coast of Zhejiang and Fujian on Sunday, in accordance with the South China Sea Strategic Situation Probing Initiative, a Peking University assume tank.
It first tweeted in regards to the operation on Sunday morning, later including that the reconnaissance airplane was flying again after approaching Fujian and the southern a part of the Taiwan Strait. It was the 12th day in a row that US navy planes have approached the mainland coast, it stated. PTI