China sends fighter jets to contested island in South China Sea - Fox News | Reuters

WASHINGTON China has deployed fighter jets to a contested island in the South China Sea, the same island where China has deployed surface-to-air missiles, Fox News reported on Tuesday, citing two U.S. officials.

hidden February 24, 2016 04:31:50 IST
China sends fighter jets to contested island in South China Sea - Fox News
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China sends fighter jets to contested island in South China Sea  Fox News
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WASHINGTON China has deployed fighter jets to a contested island in the South China Sea, the same island where China has deployed surface-to-air missiles, Fox News reported on Tuesday, citing two U.S. officials.

Chinese Shenyang J-11 and Xian JH-7 fighter jets have been seen by U.S. intelligence on Woody Island in the past few days, Fox News said.

The island is part of the Paracels chain, under Chinese control for more than 40 years but also claimed by Taiwan and Vietnam.

(Writing by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)

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