BEIJING, March 13 China's civil aviation chief
said on Thursday that there was no proof that floating objects
in the South China Sea seen by satellite images were connected
to a missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft.
"Chinese satellites have found smoke and floating objects
... At present we cannot confirm this is related to the missing
aircraft," Li Jiaxiang told reporters on the sidelines of
China's annual meeting of parliament.
He added that there was also no evidence the Malaysian
military was concealing information about the missing flight.
(Reporting by Xie Heng, Zhang Xiaochong and Ben Blanchard)