China flew a long-range bomber capable of carrying nuclear weapons over the South China Sea in recent days, according to US officials.
The move appears to be Beijing's way of flexing its military muscles in a worrying show of force that officials in Washington say is a message to President-elect Donald Trump, Fox News reported on Friday.
For the first time since Trump upended decades of diplomatic protocol and spoke on the phone with the leader of Taiwan, China flew aircraft over an area that includes disputed islands which it claims as its own.
Completely Average, Somewhere, United States, moments ago
If I was Trump my first day in office I would fly a B2 Bomber just outside of Chinese airspace, just to see if they can detect it. If they can't, that would be my "Trump Card" as the old saying goes.
MucusWong, Semakau Landfill, Singapore, moments ago
Look at turmp!! He is dragging the entire world to an unprecedented conflict!!! It wont be cold war 2.0!! It will be volcano hell 100!!
Pro Right Wing, London, United Kingdom, 11 minutes ago
So what? China hold no fear for Mr Trump. He has already stared them down.
mikevienna, wien, Austria, 23 minutes ago
I bet a US ICBM could reach China much faster than this old technology could reach the US
wynsar, Hurley, United States, 1 hour ago
And how many billions does Trump owe The Central Bank of China? perhaps he wants the loan "forgiven"
Pittsburgh Patti, Pittsburgh, United States, 1 hour ago
Obama is still the president. This sounds like a message to him!
blues4life, set, Seychelles, 1 hour ago
Time to remind those rednecks who elected Trump .... times are changing , US powers in world is fading .
Scotsgrey, Hong Kong, 3 hours ago
Is called South CHINA sea, not South American sea.
Mrs Runner5k, Maryland, 3 hours ago
Was the bomber made in China ? Sorry cruddy joke.
Machiavelli, Florence, Italy, 3 hours ago
Oooh. Look at the scary scary knock off of a 1959 Tupolev. Smh.
arshan1979, manhattan, United States, 4 hours ago
about the only reason I stand by trump. make it hard for china. their ways are no where near sustainable.