The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Today

Hi83° Sunny

Tonight

Lo60° Clear

Sunday

Hi90° Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo65° Clear

Monday

Hi93° Sunny

Monday Night

Lo67° Mostly Clear

Tuesday

Hi92° Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo65° Mostly Clear

Wednesday

Hi91° Sunny

Wednesday Night

Lo67° Clear

China shrugs off U.S. bombers’ flight

Send to Kindle
Print This

BEIJING — China today played down a U.S. challenge to its newly created air defense zone in the East China Sea, saying two American B-52 bombers that transited the area “were monitored the whole time and identified.”

“China has the ability to implement effective control over the airspace,” Geng Yansheng, a Defense Ministry spokesman, told reporters.

View my options or Sign in