Chinese fighter jet flies within 500 feet of U.S. patrol over South China Sea


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ABOARD A U.S. PATROL AIRCRAFT — The U.S. Navy plane had been in the air over the South China Sea for a few hours when a warning came crackling over the radio. “No approaching any more or you will pay full responsibility,” said a voice from a ground station belonging to China’s air force. Soon after, a Chinese J-11 fighter jet appeared about 500 feet off the left wing, flying beside the American P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft for well over an hour as it passed over mostly uninhabited islands that are claimed by both China and its neighbors. The...