(ZEROHEDGE) – Chinese media and regional sources are reporting what appears to be the biggest provocation yet amid the months-long U.S.-China ratcheting tensions in the South China Sea.
"China launched two medium-range missiles into the South China Sea on Wednesday morning, a source close to the Chinese military said, sending a warning to the United States," The South China Post reports in a major breaking development.
The launch is said to be in response to the major incident from Tuesday, wherein China's PLA military angrily denounced that a U.S. U-2 spy plane allegedly entered a 'no-fly zone' off China's coast while the PLA conducted live-fire military drills. It was unclear exactly where the claimed breach of airspace happened, however.
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Later reports suggested the spy plane was caught seeking to observe PLA drills in the Bohai Sea off China's north coast.