China fired two missiles in the South China See (SCS) in a warning to the United States after a US U-2spy plane entered the no-fly zone without permission.
Two medium-range missiles were fired into the SCS as tensions between the two countries are rising. A Chinese source close to the military told local media the launch was to send a warning to the US.
A source told the South China Morning Post: “This is China’s response to the potential risks brought by the increasingly frequent incoming US warplanes and military vessels in the South China Sea.
“China doesn’t want the neighbouring countries to misunderstand Beijing’s goals.”
Song Zhongping, a Hong Kong-based military commentator said, “The US continues to test China’s bottom line in Taiwan and South China Sea issues, and this pushed China to showcase its military strength to let Washington know that even US aircraft carriers cannot flex their full muscle near China’s coast.”