China has displayed its willingness to play war games with the US after Beijing sent a nuclear capable bomber over the disputed Scarborough Shoal.
Pictures tweeted by the People's Liberation Army Air Force show the country's latest H-6K bomber flying high above the island in the South China Sea.
The move comes in the wake of a series of similar patrols in recent months carried out by the US using B-52 bombers.
HighPlainsDrifter, Colorado, United States, moments ago
The US patrols the area in B52s because they are loud and have a huge radar signature. It is the aircraft that you send when you want someone to know that it is there.
MrPrytania, Chicago, United States, 7 minutes ago
There is one force on earth that would make China quake and then have to change its underware - WALMART. If the US taxed all the crap that comes into Walmart from China it would destabilize the country. So this bomber stuff is all show. The real threat is empty shipping cargo containers.
R309, Miami, United States, 47 minutes ago
Next time it is flying over there why not drop a bomb and see if that old bomber works.
BeninGJ, Grand Junction, United States, 23 minutes ago
I would have shot it down.
accdan, Accrington, United Kingdom, 3 hours ago
Made on China ..ha ha..if it gets wet it will shrink..if you press any buttons there likely to fall off
Davewaybe, From Cardiff, United Kingdom, 48 minutes ago
And they create or design about 80% of electronics....including the key boards we are looking at.
Dimitri69414651, sydney, Western Sahara, 4 hours ago
The H-6K bomber is a Russian design!!