China denies its bomber aircraft on high state of alert amid North Korea tensions

China denies its bomber aircraft on high state of alert amid North Korea tensions

China's Defence Ministry on Friday denied reports that its bomber aircraft were on a heightened state of alert amid tensions over North Korea.

BEIJING: China's Defence Ministry on Friday denied reports that its bomber aircraft were on a heightened state of alert amid tensions over North Korea.

In a brief statement, the ministry said Chinese forces on the country's border with North Korea maintained a state of normal combat preparedness and training.

U.S. officials said on Thursday they were aware of a higher-than-usual level of activity by Chinese bomber planes.

(Reporting By Ben Blanchard; Writing By Matthew Miller; Editing by Gareth Jones)

Source: Reuters