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Two Chinese SU-30 aircraft carried out what the U.S. military described as an ?unprofessional? intercept of a U.S. aircraft designed to detect radiation while it was flying in international air space over the East China Sea.

?The issue is being addressed with China through appropriate diplomatic and military channels,? said U.S. Air Force spokeswoman Lieutenant Colonel Lori Hodge.

Hodge said the U.S. characterization of the incident was based on initial reports from the U.S. air crew aboard the WC-135 Constant Phoenix aircraft ?due to the maneuvers by the Chinese pilot, as well as the speeds and proximity of both aircraft.?

?Distances always have a bearing on how we characterize interactions,? Hodge said, adding a U.S. military investigation into the intercept was under way.

She said the WC-135 was carrying out a routine mission at the time and was operating in accordance with international law.

China?s Defence Ministry, in a short statement, said the U.S. account ?did not accord with the facts.?

It said that what it described as a U.S. surveillance aircraft was carrying out surveillance activities over the Yellow Sea, and Chinese aircraft went to investigate ?in accordance with the law and the rules.?

?The relevant action was professional and safe,? it said.

The ministry added that U.S. military ships and aircraft frequently carrying out close-in surveillance is the root cause of safety problems between China and the United States at sea and in the air.

?We hope that the U.S. side stops relevant surveillance activities, to avoid this kind of incident happening again.?

Speaking earlier, Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said: ?We hope that the U.S. side can respect China?s reasonable security concerns.?

On Feb. 8, a U.S. Navy P-3 spy plane and a Chinese military aircraft came close to each other over the South China Sea in an incident the Navy saw as unsafe but also inadvertent.

Reuters reported at the time that the aircraft came within 1,000 feet (305 meters) of each other in the vicinity of the Scarborough Shoal, between the Philippines and the Chinese mainland.

China is deeply suspicious of any U.S. military activity around its coastline, especially in the resource-rich South China Sea, parts of which are disputed by China and its smaller neighbors including the Philippines, Vietnam and Malaysia.

(Reporting by Phil Stewart in Washington and Ben Blanchard in Beijing; Editing by Mark Heinrich)

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New Stephen Colbert Sketch Has Donald Trump Fleeing From Cops Like O.J. Simpson

After the week he?s had, it seems more possible than ever that Donald Trump may soon be trading the White House for a white Bronco. 

At least that?s the scenario Stephen Colbert jokingly posited on ?The Late Show? Thursday night, as his episode began with a sketch reimagining O.J. Simpson?s infamous attempted getaway with the embattled Trump as the fleeing celebrity.

For this sketch, footage from Simpson?s highway ride played while a fake news reporter announced that the scene was taking place on a Washington D.C. highway.  

Colbert?s reporter:

Authorities believe the passenger in the car to be President Donald Trump. The chase comes on the heels of a special counsel being appointed to the Russian investigation. The SUV appears to be driven by longtime companion Steve Bannon. Oh, we?ve just been told that Trump is holding a taco bowl to his mouth.

That last line is a very dark reference to the gun Simpson apparently held to his head while riding in the white Bronco, partially to keep the cops from pulling the car over.

The reporter then announced that they had the president on the phone.

?This is a witch hunt. No one?s ever been treated more unfairly than Donald Trump,? said a Trump impersonator.

?Sir, put the taco bowl down,? responded the reporter.

?I already ate it,? said the fake Trump.

Then, in a good comedic pivot, the show had the impersonator start bragging about the ratings of this police chase.

?Oh, by the way, this is the highest-rated police chase ever. It?s tremendous. The best.?

In case you?re wondering, about 95 million people watched the Simpson chase live, although a similar Trump chase would presumably surpass that number.

The sketch then ended with the Trump impersonator telling Bannon to pull over, as he wanted to ?get another taco bowl.? 

Of course, comparing Trump to Simpson is a giant leap. Just earlier this month, the new book, Trump Revealed, reported that Trump doesn?t work out, for example, as he ?believed the human body was like a battery, with a finite amount of energy, which exercise only depleted.?

Despite his later transgressions, Simpson is still widely believed to be one of the greatest athletes of all time … so … obviously a very different person than Trump. 

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