China Conducts ‘Unprofessional’ Intercept of U.S. Navy Plane over East China Sea

NANJING, Sept. 25, 2016 -- A Su-30 fighter of the Chinese Air Force gets fueled in the air during a drill, Sept. 25, 2016. The Chinese Air Force on Sunday sent more than 40 aircraft of various types to the West Pacific, via the Miyako Strait, for a routine drill on the high seas, a spokesperson said. Bombers and fighters of the PLA Air Force also conducted routine patrol in the East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone. (Xinhua/Xie Jin via Getty Images)
On Thursday, U.S. officials announced that two Chinese fighter jets conducted an “unprofessional” intercept of a U.S. Navy plane in international airspace over the East China Sea.