China says its pilot maintained safe distance from US aircraft

On Saturday, China called US criticism of an approach by one of its jets to a US Navy patrol plane 'completely groundless.' The Obama administration on Friday accused a Chinese fighter jet of conducting a 'dangerous intercept.'

By , Reuters

China on Saturday called US criticism of an approach by one of its jets to a US Navy patrol plane off the Chinese coast earlier this week "completely groundless" and said its pilot had maintained a safe distance from the US aircraft.