Image released by Chinese military
The Chinese Defense Ministry says it has been in touch with Washington and will return a US drone seized in the South China Sea. The ministry’s response comes after the US had said one of its underwater devices had been captured by a Chinese naval vessel.
The ministry said it was regrettable that the US spoke publicly about the seizure and voiced a protest against frequent reconnaissance by the US military in Chinese waters.
The ministry demanded that the US stop such activities and also warned it would take necessary counter-measures if the US did not desist.