China claims a US spy aircraft disguises as a Philippines aircraft to spy on China flew over the Yellow Sea located between China and Korea.
A Beijing-based South China Sea Strategic Situation Probing Initiative reported that a US Air Force plane changed its aircraft identification code as it flew over the Yellow Sea on Tuesday. The aircraft disguised itself to appear like a Philippine aircraft, responding with a different hex code.
Following last week report of a US aircraft disguised as a Malaysian civilian aircraft that flew close to Chinese airspace, this is the second incident as tensions rise around the Asia-Pacific region.
China’s foreign minister has stated that the US military has used the same trick over a 100 times in 2020 already.
The head of US Air Force, Kenneth Wilsbach responded earlier that the aircraft had operated within the jurisdiction of international rules.