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May 11, 2015: An aerial photo taken though a glass window of a Philippine military plane shows alleged on-going land reclamation by China on Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, west of Palawan, Philippines. (REUTERS/RITCHIE B. TONGO)

FOX News: US warns China not to challenge military flights over South China Sea

The U.S. warned China Thursday against confronting U.S. aerial patrols over the South China Sea days after a verbal dispute between a Chinese military dispatcher and a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft.

The Los Angeles Times reported that the Navy released two videos and an audio recording of the confrontation, which took place on Wednesday when the Chinese dispatcher demanded eight times that the Navy P8-A Poseidon leave the area as it flew over Fiery Cross Reef in the Spratly Island chain, where China has conducted extensive reclamation work.

More News On The Growing U.S. - China Dispute Over The South China Sea

U.S. vows to continue patrols after China warns spy plane -- Reuters
US publicly challenges China's moves in disputed islands -- L.A. Times
US warns 'next step' could be to test Beijing's territorial claims in South China Sea -- The Guardian/AFP
US Navy Releases Video Of Chinese Military Installations In Spratly Islands -- IBTimes
China, U.S. assert rights after exchange over South China Sea -- Navy Times/AP
China says U.S. actions in South China Sea 'irresponsible, dangerous' -- Reuters
US military flight over South China Sea escalates tensions -- Financial Times
Chinese warnings to U.S. plane hint of rising stakes over disputed islands -- Washington Post

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