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China accuses Canadian plane of spying and provoking

China accused the Canadian plane of spying and provocation - Photo 1.

Members of the Canadian Armed Forces work with a CP-140 Aurora reconnaissance aircraft at a Canadian military base – Photo: CANADIAN PRESS

China’s Defense Ministry said it opposed Canada’s provocative actions, Reuters news agency reported.

Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Wu Qian said the country’s military had taken appropriate measures to deal with Canada’s actions.

Last week, the Canadian military accused Chinese warplanes of harassing its patrol planes while conducting operations in international airspace to help enforce United Nations sanctions on North Korea. Tien.

The Canadian Armed Forces said that during the encounters from April 26 to May 26, aircraft of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) approached a CP-long-range reconnaissance aircraft. 140 Aurora of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).

According to Canada, during these encounters, PLAAF aircraft failed to comply with international aviation safety standards.

“These encounters are unprofessional and jeopardize the safety of RCAF personnel,” the Canadian Armed Forces said May 31.

In some cases, the Canadian crew was forced to quickly adjust their flight direction to avoid the risk of collision when the Chinese aircraft approached.

The Canadian military says such activities by China are worrisome and are occurring more and more frequently.

Also last week, China and Russia vetoed a US proposal for new sanctions against North Korea.

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