China Accuses U.S. of 'Serious Military Provocation' Over B-52 Flight

December 19, 2015 11:15 AM

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China Accuses U.S. of 'Serious Military Provocation' Over B-52 Flight

BEIJING — China on Saturday accused the U.S. of committing a "serious military provocation" by flying an Air Force B-52 strategic bomber over a Chinese-controlled man-made island in the South China Sea.

China's Defense Ministry said in a statement that the U.S. is deliberately raising tensions in the disputed region where China has been aggressively asserting its claims to virtually all islands, reefs and their surrounding seas.

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