China says it is not interested in the US F-35C that crashed in the South China Sea

US nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Carl Vinson

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(Beijing = Yonhap News) Correspondent Han Jong-koo = China dismissed the U.S. state-of-the-art stealth fighter F-35C aircraft that crashed in the South China Sea, saying it was “not interested”.

“We are not interested in their planes,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Zhao Lijian (趙立堅) said at a regular briefing on the 27th when he asked for a position on some reports that the US Navy is preparing operations to pick up F-35Cs ahead of China. ‘ he cut off.

However, Zhao said, “This is not the first time the US has had an accident in the South China Sea.” lost,” he criticized.

He was referring to the US Seawolf-class nuclear-powered submarine Connecticut, which crashed during a military operation in the South China Sea in October last year.

Spokesperson Zhao added, “If it is rare, I advise you not to show off your force in this region, and to do more things that are conducive to the region and peace.”

Earlier on the 24th, an F-35C fighter jet during training in the South China Sea fell into the sea after crashing on the deck of the ship Carl Vinson.

The pilot made an emergency escape, and six sailors working on the deck were injured.

CNN reported that the U.S. Navy is preparing for an operation to pick up F-35Cs ahead of China.

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