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China Sends Record Number of Warplanes to Breach Taiwan Air Space

China Sends Record Number of Warplanes to Breach Taiwan Air Space

Beijing deployed nuclear-capable bombers, fighter jets in the incursion.

Communist China carried out a massive incursion into Taiwan’s air defense zone over the weekend. More than 90 Chinese warplanes have beached Taiwanese air space since Friday.

While China has repeatedly violated Taiwanese air defense zone in recent years, a record number of Chinese fighter jets and bombers took part in the breach this time. The BBC described it as the “largest incursion by Beijing to date.” Beijing even deployed two nuclear-capable bombers as part of the maneuver, the new reports confirmed.

The Associated Press reported China’s latest act of aggression against the tiny neighbor:

China flew more than 30 military planes toward Taiwan on Saturday, the second large display of force in as many days.

Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said 39 aircraft entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone in two sorties, one during the day and one at night. That followed a similar pattern on Friday, when 38 planes flew into the area south of the self-governing island.

China claims Taiwan, which lies off its east coast, as its territory. The two split in 1949 during a civil war in which the Communists took control of mainland China and the rival Nationalists set up a government on Taiwan. The Communist Party marked the 72nd anniversary of its rule on Friday.

Taiwan’s premier, Su Tseng-chang, spoke out on Saturday against the first day’s flights.

“China has always conducted brutal and barbarian actions to jeopardize regional peace,” he said while attending the opening ceremony of a science park in southern Taiwan.
China has been sending military planes into the area south of Taiwan on a frequent basis for more than a year. The 38 and 39 planes on Friday and Saturday were the most in a single day since Taiwan began releasing reports on the flights, Taiwan’s Central News Agency said.

The Defense Ministry said 20 planes took part in the daytime flights on Saturday and another 19 at night. It identified most of them as J-17 and SU-30 fighter jets.

Another 16 warplanes beached the air defense space on Sunday, Taiwan’s ministry of defense disclosed.

The latest act of aggression comes as Beijing celebrates the 72nd anniversary of the founding of Communist China. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) regards Taiwan as unfinished business and wants to annex the independent island nation.

Chinese President Xi Jinping has vowed to “reunite” the country with the Mainland. “Xi Jinping pledged … complete ‘reunification’ with self-ruled Taiwan and vowed to ‘smash’ any attempts at formal independence,” the Reuters reported in late July.

Since U.S. President Joe Biden took office, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA ) has taken an increasingly aggressive stance against Taiwan and other Asian neighbors.

The PLA has launched “cross-service” combat exercises to prepare for war with Taiwan and other Asian neighbors, the Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post reported in late January. “Improving joint operation capabilities necessary for the most likely combat scenarios for the PLA, such as a campaign against Taiwan,” the newspaper reported citing Chinese sources.

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There was a time, literally 50 years ago, when the ROC F-104s would occasionally splash a PRC MIG to remind them where the boundaries were. Today, the PRC would almost certainly take that as an excuse to invade, or at least give a major military response, since they claim that all that airspace, and territory belongs to them.

Those millions paid to the Big Guy are being recovered 10 fold. The US will do nothing.

    Every nation in the free world can hold two people accountable for the staging we are in for World War 3: William Barr and Jeff Sessions.

    But for those two traitors, the poison of Obama’s third term would never have seen the light of day.

    Edward in reply to Skip. | October 3, 2021 at 6:02 pm

    Any Socialist/Communist politician, particularly Quid Pro Joe, would have done nothing to help the Republic of China for free,. The joke’s on Xi and the People’s Republic of China. Except it isn’t at all humorous.

Communist China is a manifest bully, like Iran. It won’t stop its bellicose stunts until it gets punched in the face. Xi and his comrades are obviously emboldened and are becoming increasingly brazen and unrestrained in their bellicose antics, knowing full-well that the U.S., U.K., India, Australia and Japan aren’t going to do a damn thing to stop them, with tottering, feeble, dim-witted, feckless, Chinese communist-installed puppet/vassal/dhimmi/dotard, Xi-den, occupying the White House.

There are 3 possibilities for what the mainland Chinese intend with this.

1. Test Taiwanese defenses, including their will to fight.
2. Provoke the Taiwanese into such a strong reaction that it can be used as a pretext for war.
3. Desensitize the Taiwanese to “incursions” so that they are asleep at the switch when the real invasion comes.

It could be all three, at once. In any case, this is textbook brinksmanship and it’s incredibly dangerous.

The “tit-tor-tat” response would be to violate Chinese airspace.

Which would also be incredibly dangerous, as they just might be able to shoot down an F-35. Especially if the F-35’s electronic countermeasures include hardware that incorporates a counterfeit, Trojan chip.

As to why China would risk such a thing, well, I suspect few world leaders really think the USA is presently willing to defend much of anything short of a direct attack on Washington, D.C.

Weakness invites aggression. As practically everyone has understood since practically forever.

Except for our national leadership, apparently.

Because they can. Now what? Take a knee, beg, good boy, girl.

China’s economy is very fragile and they might decide a big war will give them a boost.

    Evil Otto in reply to geronl. | October 4, 2021 at 7:17 am

    A big war would cut China’s access to markets in much of the world, crippling their economy. They wouldn’t get a boost out of it. That may not stop them, of course, but boosting their economy isn’t a motivation.

China has made it clear that they intend to “reunite” Taiwan with mainland China. They have learned that Biden is a weak President, and most countries in the world agree:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3VhrhjhzU8
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/china/biden-is-a-very-weak-president-could-start-wars-chinese-government-advisor/articleshow/79361390.cms
https://www.news18.com/news/world/very-weak-president-chinese-adviser-says-biden-could-start-wars-due-to-resentment-against-beijing-3108107.html

I suspect these overflights are intended to intimidate the government of Taiwan into returning to the fold without having to invade. Taiwan knows they can’t count on the US to help repel an invasion, and even if they could, the US is at a big disadvantage. Land-based Chinese planes can easily attack Taiwan, and they have been practicing amphibious landings.
https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/china-military-amphibious/

I believe a Chinese invasion of Taiwan (or a threat that effectively causes them to surrender) is inevitable, and they will prefer to invade while Biden is in charge of the military.

If I were Trump, and apparently planning to run for president in 2024, I’d make a visit to Taiwan ASAP.

    Arminius in reply to ChrisPeters. | October 4, 2021 at 4:28 pm

    I’d f***ing move there and stay there. Plant my flag. See what Biden;s prison Bubba would do,

    Sorry, Just a little angry about what I’M TOLD America did to f*** itself last November. And I so believe what I’m told.

    On the further upside, in addition to still being allowed the ladies to love I wish to love, the whiskey and wine I choose to drink), I am rejoicing in the fact that I just bought a nitrous system for my 2007 (nearly new Mustang GT. It’ll go well with my complete performance exhaust system.

    The smoking light is lit. Smoke em while you have em.

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