China Sends Fighter Jets to Disputed Island

— FOX NEWS In a move likely to further increase already volatile tensions in the region, China has deployed fighter jets to a contested island in the South China Sea, the same island where China deployed surface-to-air missiles last week, two U.S. officials tell Fox News.

The dramatic escalation came as Secretary of State John Kerry hosted his Chinese counterpart, Foreign Minister Wang Yi, at the State Department.

Wang said Tuesday he hoped that “close up” military flights and patrols by U.S. Navy ships over the contested islands would end.

Kerry said he wanted China to end its militarization of the contested islands in the South China Sea.

“We want to halt the expansion and the militarization of occupied features,” he said.

His Chinese counterpart added that he didn’t want to see any more U.S. military over flights or patrols.

۠• China bent on ‘hegemony in East Asia — WASHINGTON TIMES

۠• China Building Advanced Radar System in South China Sea — BREITBART

۠• Military tensions set tone for frosty China-US discussions — S&S

۠• Wang Yi facing ‘very frank’ opposition to missile deployment in South China Sea — WFB

۠• China’s Military Buildup Neutralizes America’s Aircraft Carriers — BREITBART

۠• We may be reaching the end of the dominance of US aircraft carriers — HOTAIR

۠• China’s Competition With U.S. Resembles Low-Level Warfare — WFB

۠• North Korea threatens the United States…again — HOTAIR

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