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Chinese fighters harass U.S. Navy plane

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Two Chinese fighters conducted an "unsafe and unprofessional intercept" of a U.S. Navy plane over the South China Sea, the AP reports. The Navy is reviewing the incident where one Chinese plane flew about 200 yards in front of a Navy P-3 surveillance plane that was in international airspace.

Why it matters: The South China sea has been called "the future of conflict" and is one of the most likely places for a clash between the U.S. and China. See our Facts Matter on the issue.

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