China is accusing nan U.S. of threatening "peace and stableness successful nan Taiwan Strait" aft a U.S. P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol craft traveled done nan region connected Monday, a study says.
The declaration comes arsenic Beijing says it "has sovereignty, sovereign authorities and jurisdiction" complete nan waters separating its mainland from Taiwan, but nan U.S. and nan island’s leaders reason that nan area is an world waterway, according to Reuters.
"The U.S. side's actions deliberately interfered pinch and disrupted nan location business and endangered bid and stableness successful nan Taiwan Strait. We firmly reason this," nan Eastern Theatre Command of China's People's Liberation Army was quoted arsenic saying.
"Theatre forces stay connected precocious alert astatine each times and resolutely take sides nationalist sovereignty and territorial integrity," it reportedly added.
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A U.S. P-8A Poseidon flies adjacent Kanagawa, Japan, successful 2020. On Monday, China took rumor pinch 1 of nan planes flying successful nan Taiwan Strait, according to a report. (Damon Coulter/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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Taiwan’s defense ministry said successful a connection that nan U.S. craft flew southbound done nan strait during a ngo it described "as normal," Reuters reports.
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A U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon is seen dropping an anti-submarine torpedo. In nan formation connected Monday, Taiwan's defense ministry said nan level traveled successful a way it described "as normal," according to Reuters. (U.S. Navy )
The formation happened conscionable days aft a U.S. P-8A Poseidon level reportedly received an ominous power informing from China arsenic it was flying extracurricular of Chinese airspace complete nan South China Sea.
Chinese subject helicopters alert past Pingtan island, 1 of mainland China's closest points from Taiwan, connected Aug. 4, 2022. China has been successful engaged successful a territorial conflict pinch Taiwan. (Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images)
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Shortly after, a Chinese combatant pitchy positioned itself astir 500 feet from nan near helping of nan U.S. plane, which continued connected its course, for complete an hr earlier peeling away.
Fox News’ Andrew Mark Miller contributed to this report.
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