外文标题：US protests intercept of navy jet by Chinese warplane
WASHINGTON: The United States charged on Friday that a Chinese fighter pilot conducted a "dangerous intercept" of a navy patrol plane in international air space this week, flying a few yards (meters) from the US jet and performing acrobatic maneuvers around it.
Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, said the United States lodged a formal diplomatic protest with Beijing over the incident, which took place on Tuesday 135 miles (215 km) east of Hainan Island, site of a sensitive Chinese submarine base.
Kirby said the Chinese fighter jet made several passes at the P-8 Poseidon anti-submarine and reconnaissance plane, crossing over and under it. At one point, the jet flew wingtip-to-wingtip about 10 yards (9 meters) from the Poseidon, then performed a barrel roll over the top of it, he said.
"The Chinese jet also passed the nose of the P-8 at 90 degrees with its belly toward the P-8 Poseidon, we believe to make a point of showing its weapons load," Kirby said.
The world's most powerful country is protesting against Chinese jet. Point is, what US can do ? Nothing.
china wants to expand
China is flexng its muscle. It seems to be ready to take on the giants now.
Gs Rajput (Unknown)
We Indians are not even included in big boys games. In every class, there is a leader (US), few strong boys (Russia and China), few bullies (Pakistan, North Korea, Palestine), few who fiercely retaliate on being bullied (Israel, South Korea, Vietnam, Japan), and few crybabies who get bullied by every one (India)....
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Shanthakumar HP (Bangalore) replies to Angraj Karna
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liberation.bond (Location) replies to Angraj Karna
With Modi as the prime minister, no one has the courage to bully India. India is the new leader.
dev (bang) replies to Angraj Karna
that was our foreign policy of 62 years of misrule by Congi govts.change will take time(hope)....
Gs Rajput (Unknown)
Why the f are US planes in Asia? I would say the US planes are intruding on China's territory more so than the other way around....
Rahamath Ali ()
China is already a rogue country. We as it neighbour should be very careful.
VISHWA PUROHIT (Unknown)
US should assess the real intentions of China.
USA was at fault in last incident as they apologized and this time ? :)
Rama Speaks (Unknown)
Is another Cold War in the offing?
Obviously China wants to show to USA their capabilities in maneuvering fighter planes.
deepikapaola (Location) replies to Ashwani
It is obvious USA has hostile intent by spying so close to China.
BM (Australia) replies to Ashwani
Actual fighting is different from acrobatics. US plane was not a fighter.
both are major forces, if we enter in between we will be crushed
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Looks like gradual start of another cold war era. Only this time its US Vs China instead of US Vs Russia.
Pramod Bhatnagar (West Chester)
China is another ISIS rather worse for US. West has to set its priorities right, right now.
Shanthakumar HP (Bangalore)
Good China.. common you can do it. next time you shoot that thing down!!!
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US patronized small countries in asia should understand it very clearly that USA can not defend these countries against any confrontation with China. So they must together join hands with India and bond a tie of relationships showing might of all together.
A (.) replies to virtualaix
Your thinking is typical Indian. US can take care of itself. It does not require Modi's help.