FILE - In this April 15, 2016, file photo, An FA-18 jet fighter lands on the USS John C. Stennis aircraft carrier in the South China Sea. (AP Photo/Lolita C. Baldor, File)
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A Chinese military aircraft has landed at a new airport on an island China has built in the disputed South China Sea, state media said Monday, in the first public report on a move that raises the prospect of China basing warplanes there.The United States has criticized China's construction of artificial islands in the South China Sea and worries that it plans to use them for military purposes, even though China says it has no hostile intent.It was the first time China's military had publicly admitted landing an aircraft on Fiery Cross Reef, the influential Global Times tabloid said.
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