The US military has issued several taunting messages after an American plane flying over Chinese-claimed territories in the South China Sea was warned to leave the area.
On Friday, Chinese forces deployed to the hotly contested waters ordered a US Navy P-8A Poseidon aircraft to “leave immediately” six times, reports said.
“We will sail, fly and operate wherever international law allows,” the US Navy’s said on its Twitter account Saturday.
The reconnaissance plane was giving CNN reporters aboard a view of Chinese facilities in the region as it flew past China’s garrisons in the Spratly Islands.
Warning the aircraft that it was in Chinese territory, the Chinese military ordered the US Navy plane to “leave immediately and keep out to avoid any misunderstanding.”
The US Indo-Pacific Command also responded to the warning, saying the US won’t be “warned off” to from its “lawful operations” in international waters and…