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The Chinese Air Force sent more than 40 aircraft to the West Pacific near the Japanese island of Okinawa on Sunday, for what state-media called routine drills on the high seas. The fleet included H-6k bombers, Su-30 fighters and air tankers. Japan scrambled a fighter jet as 8 Chinese planes flew over the Miyako Strait.
The Chinese Air Force sent more than 40 aircraft to the West Pacific near the Japanese island of Okinawa on Sunday, for what state-media called routine drills on the high seas. The fleet included H-6k bombers, Su-30 fighters and air tankers. Japan scrambled a fighter jet as 8 Chinese planes flew over the Miyako Strait.

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