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China denies its bomber aircraft on high state of alert amid North Korea tensions
April 21, 2017 / 1:33 PM / 4 months ago

China denies its bomber aircraft on high state of alert amid North Korea tensions

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Defence Ministry on Friday denied reports that its bomber aircraft were on a heightened state of alert amid tensions over North Korea.

In a brief statement, the ministry said Chinese forces on the country's border with North Korea maintained a state of normal combat preparedness and training.

U.S. officials said on Thursday they were aware of a higher-than-usual level of activity by Chinese bomber planes.

Reporting By Ben Blanchard; Writing By Matthew Miller; Editing by Gareth Jones

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