United States bombers fly over South China Sea ahead of Trump, Xi meet

US bombers challenge China in South China Sea flyover

Further elaborating on the incident, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said, "But China resolutely opposes individual countries using the banner of freedom of navigation and over flight to flaunt military force and harm China's sovereignty and security".

Two American bombers flew over the hotly-contested South China Sea Thursday evening, a move which undermined China's claim to the territory just as President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping were set to meet at the G-20 summit in Hamburg.

Asked about the flight by the USA bombers, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told media here that there was no problem with freedom of navigation or overflight for the East and South China Seas.

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The US has routinely challenged China's claims to sovereignty in the South China Sea and the issue has put a strain on relations between the two powerful nations for years.

The bombers first drilled with Japanese fighter jets in the East China Sea, where Beijing and Tokyo are also at odds over an unresolved territorial dispute.

U.S. Pacific Air Forces said the joint drills "demonstrate the solidarity between Japan and the United States to defend against provocative and destabilizing actions in the Pacific theater". Such actions, however, may do little to sway China or deter it from boosting its military presence in the region.

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The Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam and Taiwan all claim to occupy portions of the island chain.

While Presidents Trump and Xi brace for tough talks at the G20 Summit, the U.S. Air Force is sending strong signals in both the East and South China Seas.

Last week, a $1.4 billion arms sale to Taiwan, which Beijing regards as a renegade province, was approved after months of delay, the same day as China's Dandong bank was sanctioned by the U.S. for alleged ties to North Korea.

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