December 05, 2023

China accuses Canadian plane of ‘intruding’ during North Korea sanctions mission

Beijing’s claim comes after Ottawa said Chinese jets harassed its surveillance aircraft in international airspace

Beijing’s foreign ministry has accused a Canadian surveillance plane engaged in North Korea sanctions monitoring with violating its airspace, a day after Ottawa said Chinese jets had harassed the plane. 

At a press conference on Tuesday, spokesperson Mao Ning said that China had responded with “necessary measures” to the “illegal intrusion of a Canadian CP-140 aircraft into the airspace of Chiwei Yu, an affiliated island of China’s Diaoyu Dao.”