A US Navy EP-3E Aries II reconnaissance plane identical to one that made an emergency landing on Hainan on April 1, 2001. Photo: ReutersA US Navy EP-3E Aries II reconnaissance plane identical to one that made an emergency landing on Hainan on April 1, 2001. Photo: Reuters
A US Navy EP-3E Aries II reconnaissance plane identical to one that made an emergency landing on Hainan on April 1, 2001. Photo: Reuters

Drone incident highlights high-stakes rivalry in South China Sea

While it was the first time the Chinese have seized a US underwater drone, the two sides have a history of South China Sea confrontation

Topic |   South China Sea
A US Navy EP-3E Aries II reconnaissance plane identical to one that made an emergency landing on Hainan on April 1, 2001. Photo: ReutersA US Navy EP-3E Aries II reconnaissance plane identical to one that made an emergency landing on Hainan on April 1, 2001. Photo: Reuters
A US Navy EP-3E Aries II reconnaissance plane identical to one that made an emergency landing on Hainan on April 1, 2001. Photo: Reuters
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