Tensions between the U.S. and China escalated on Monday, with a report by the U-2 spy plane’s crew that the U “was being watched by the Chinese,” a U.K. intelligence source said.
The source, who asked not to be named, said the U had “some concerns” about the Chinese, but the Chinese had “a pretty clear message” about U.k. planes, adding that the Chinese “have a pretty clear picture of where the U.-2 is and where we are.
That’s why they’re monitoring us.”
The U.s. and the Chinese are on opposite sides of the world in the war against Islamic State, the terrorist group that seized large swaths of Iraq and Syria last year.
Trump tweeted that China’s government was behind the U’s alleged surveillance, saying, “The U-S.
is paying very little attention to China.
That is a very, very serious accusation.”
Trump has been critical of China in the past, calling the country a “currency manipulator” and a “trade nation.”
China, meanwhile, has repeatedly denied that the spy plane was under Chinese control.
China has been a major customer for U.,K.
aircraft, including F-16 fighter jets, as well as F-35 fighter jets.
China is one of several countries that have accused the U of spying on it, including Britain and Australia.
China’s foreign ministry spokeswoman, Hua Chunying, denied the claim and said the government had no direct information.
“There is no truth to the accusation,” she said.
“We never interfered with the U S. in any way.
Our relations with the United States are friendly and mutual.”
Tensions between Trump and China have grown since Trump, a billionaire who has frequently criticized China, announced in September that he would build a massive wall along the U,S.-Mexico border to curb illegal immigration.