A plane with a Chinese flag on its tail is seen in this handout picture from the Royal Malaysian Air Force. Photo: Royal Malaysian Air Force handout via Reuters A plane with a Chinese flag on its tail is seen in this handout picture from the Royal Malaysian Air Force. Photo: Royal Malaysian Air Force handout via Reuters
A plane with a Chinese flag on its tail is seen in this handout picture from the Royal Malaysian Air Force. Photo: Royal Malaysian Air Force handout via Reuters
Malaysia

South China Sea: US military gives tacit backing to Malaysia’s claim 16 Chinese planes neared airspace

  • A Chinese military source had said only two planes were involved in last week’s incident, but a US Pacific Air Forces spokesman disputed that account
  • The ‘intrusion’ has sparked concerns that China seeks to test other claimant countries’ reactions – though some see a possible nod to international law

Topic |   Malaysia
A plane with a Chinese flag on its tail is seen in this handout picture from the Royal Malaysian Air Force. Photo: Royal Malaysian Air Force handout via Reuters A plane with a Chinese flag on its tail is seen in this handout picture from the Royal Malaysian Air Force. Photo: Royal Malaysian Air Force handout via Reuters
A plane with a Chinese flag on its tail is seen in this handout picture from the Royal Malaysian Air Force. Photo: Royal Malaysian Air Force handout via Reuters
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