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China: can't confirm objects sighted by plane are linked to missing jet

An origami is seen hanging with prayers and well-wishes for passengers onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370 at a shopping mall in Bangsar on March 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / MOHD RASFAN

BEIJING: China's Foreign Ministry said on Monday that the Chinese government could not confirm that objects spotted by a Chinese military aircraft earlier in the day were connected with the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner.

The comments were made by ministry spokesman Hong Lei at a daily news briefing.

Hong also said Chinese ships are expected to start arriving on Tuesday in the search area of the southern Indian Ocean.

 

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