Taipei. US military helicopters tried to enter Chinese airspace on Sunday and Monday August 28 and 29, in a tense atmosphere between China and Taiwan. Radio broadcasts showed China repeatedly warning pilots of US military aircraft and asking them to return from their territory.
It was revealed by the Taiwan ADIZ Facebook page that according to the radio broadcast, a US military plane took off from the Taiwan Strait at 8:14 a.m. and landed near the east coast of China, followed by the Chinese part in English. comes “I’m Chinese Air Force and you’re approaching my airspace so leave immediately or I’ll arrest you”, followed by a response from the pilot of the US plane at 8:38. Say I am an American military aircraft, conducting lawful military activities in international airspace and exercising those rights as guaranteed by international law. I work with respect for the rights and duties of all States.
The same message was repeated on both sides in the hours that followed. A PLA (People’s Liberation Army) air force broadcaster was heard saying in English at 10:32 a.m., “This is the Chinese PLA air force, you entered in China’s territorial airspace and it is a serious threat to China’s sovereignty.There is a violation so leave immediately.
Around 10 a.m. Monday, the PLA again warned a US military plane that it was approaching Chinese airspace and should leave immediately. The American plane was not named after the withdrawal, after which China again warned that it had entered Chinese airspace, which is a violation, so leave the area.
According to Taiwan ADIZ, Chinese warplanes intercepted US military aircraft on Sunday and Monday, and later US helicopters left Chinese airspace. According to Taiwan News, the US Navy’s Sikorsky MH-60 Seahawk helicopter flew within 12 nautical miles of China’s territorial sea.
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Taiwan’s ADIZ claimed that on Monday, two cases of MH-60 Seahawks entered China’s 12-nautical-mile border. Also on Tuesday, August 30, Japanese military aircraft were warned by the PLA that they were approaching Chinese regional airspace.
Keywords: America, China, China-Taiwan
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