An international incident erupted when a US Navy EP-3 maritime patrol aircraft collided with a Chinese fighter jet over the South China Sea in 2001. Photo: AFP

US and China risking a military mishap without ‘mature communications’, America’s former top East Asian diplomat warns

  • Susan Thornton tells the Post that poor bilateral information exchanges could increase tensions in South China Sea, Taiwan Strait
  • Cites 2001 mid-air collision of navy aircraft that touched off an international incident
Topic |   South China Sea

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An international incident erupted when a US Navy EP-3 maritime patrol aircraft collided with a Chinese fighter jet over the South China Sea in 2001. Photo: AFP
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