BEIJING: China's defence ministry said on Saturday it had been in talks with the United States about returning an underwater drone taken by a Chinese naval vessel in the South China Sea+ , but the US was not helping matters by "hyping up" the issue.
The drone was taken on Thursday, the first seizure of its kind in recent memory, about 50 nautical miles northwest of Subic Bay off the Philippines, just as the USNS Bowditch was about to retrieve the unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV), US officials said.
The defence ministry said a Chinese naval vessel discovered a piece of "unidentified equipment" and checked it to prevent any navigational safety issues, before discovering it was a US drone.
"China decided to return it to the US side in an appropriate manner, and China and the US have all along been in communication about it," the ministry said on its website.
Chini will copy US drone technology now
they wouldn't Chinese have undoubtedly have a much stronger and advanced army
Did they pay you or are you a porki?
No, as US made it clear already , that was a open technology.. China had stolen a car parked in the open, got caught, now kissing the floor.
China did right thing in their waters.
South china sea is not china''s .... as whole of Indian ocean is of India ;)
could be a clever american BAIT!! The Chinese are not very SMART.
They know only HOW TO STEAL&OR COPY.
Possible it was actually made in China , exported to US, who probably were using it to spy on China!!!
Born In January
Matter of the facts, USA couldn''t do any thing... hahaha... Chinio ne amreekio ki le li....
The chinkus have opened and made a good photocopy of inside this drone by now.
they are good at stealing and copying US technology
now the drone's technology will be copied and sold for cheaper rate by Chinese
Rajeev Kumar Singh
Reverse engineering would have finished. So returning back. They think rest of the world is a fool who can not see through their tactics and game
Hope India will also have the same courage what China did today.