China's air force flies combat patrol over disputed islands

August 6, 2016 9:57 AM

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BEIJING – China's air force says it has conducted a combat air patrol over disputed areas of the South China Sea to improve its fighting ability.

The announcement comes after Beijing said it wanted to tamp down tensions following its strong rejection of an international tribunal that ruled that its claim to virtually all of the South China Sea has no legal basis.

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