China, Japan exchange barbs over action by warplanes in East China Sea

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Japan and China on Sunday accused each other’s air forces of dangerous behavior over the East China Sea, with Japan saying Chinese aircraft had come within a few dozen meters of its warplanes.Japan’s defense minister accused Beijing of going “over the top” in its approach to disputed territory. China’s defense ministry said Japanese planes had carried out “dangerous” actions during its joint maritime exercises with Russia.Tensions have been running high between China and its neighbors over Beijing’s assertive stance on claiming land and sea territory.Japan’s defense ministry said Chinese SU-27 fighters came as close as 50 meters (170 feet) to a Japanese OP-3C surveillance plane near disputed islets on Saturday and within 30 meters of a YS-11EB electronic intelligence aircraft.

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