After Trump Calls Out China For Stealing Drone, China Immediately Promises To Return It
Zero Hedge --
Shortly after president-elect Trump's "unprecedented action" tweet, Chinese authorities responded via their mouthpiece The China People's Daily
China's Defense Ministry confirmed on Saturday it plans to return an underwater U.S. drone seized this week by a Chinese naval vessel in the South China Sea, but complained the United States was "hyping up" the incident. The drone was collecting data about the salinity, temperature and clarity of the water about 50 nautical miles northwest of Subic Bay, off the Philippines, and was seized just as the USNS Bowditch was about to retrieve it, U.S. officials said.