Beijing Fighter Jets in South China Sea

  • China has deployed fighter jets to the same Woody Island in the South China Sea to which it also has sent surface-to-air missiles, US officials said.
  • Navy Captain Darryn James, a spokesman for U.S. Pacific Command, confirmed the report but noted that Chinese fighter jets have previously used the island. Woody Island, which is also claimed by Taiwan and Vietnam, has had an operational airfield since the 1990s.