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China Blasts U.S. as ‘Bullying’ With ‘Wanton’ Flight Suspensions

  • U.S. issued restrictions on flights by Chinese airlines Friday
  • Chinese authorities have also blocked flights by U.S. carriers

China accused the U.S. of “bullying” over its decision to suspend dozens of flights from America by Chinese airlines, underscoring lingering tensions between the world’s biggest economies.

The U.S. “wantonly suspended Chinese flights and disrupted their normal operations,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said at a regular press briefing in Beijing on Monday. “It is irresponsible and unreasonable.”