China Says Opposes Overflight After U.S. Bombers Fly Over South China Sea

Peace and Freedom

BEIJING — China opposes the use of freedom of overflight as an excuse to harm its security, the country’s foreign ministry said on Friday, after two U.S bombers flew over the disputed South China Sea.

Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang made the comments at a daily news briefing in Beijing.

(Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Writing by Christian Shepherd; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

Peace and Freedom Note: International law guarantees freedom of navigation on seas and freedom of overflight unless a national had clear sovereignty.

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