US military officials said May 19 that two Chinese Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets like the one shown in this file photo intercepted a US WC-135 plane, which was conducting a radiation survey in international airspace over the East China Sea. Photo: EPA

China shows US its military muscle with patrol off Hong Kong waters amid rising maritime tensions

Days after a ‘dangerous’ Hong Kong-area encounter between Chinese and US military planes, China showed its power by patrolling the region’s air and water

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US military officials said May 19 that two Chinese Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets like the one shown in this file photo intercepted a US WC-135 plane, which was conducting a radiation survey in international airspace over the East China Sea. Photo: EPA
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