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Tue Mar 30, 2021, 07:16 PM

Chinese Fighter Pilot Says Taiwan 'All Ours' After Being Asked to Leave Airspace

Taiwan and its surrounding airspace "is all ours," a Chinese fighter pilot reportedly remarked on Monday as the People's Liberation Army flew jets and spy planes toward the democratic island for more than half the days in March.

According to a recording carried by newspapers in Taipei and acquired by Newsweek, the exchange between pilots from the Republic of China Air Force and PLA Air Force took place at 10:04 a.m. local time after the Chinese warplane flew into Taiwan's southwest air defense identification zone (ADIZ).

Taipei's interceptor aircraft, which was not identified in local reports, dispatched a standard radio warning to its Chinese counterpart: "This is the Republic of China Air Force. The Chinese military aircraft currently flying at 6,000 meters in Taiwan's southwestern airspace, you have entered our airspace and are affecting aviation safety. Turn around and leave immediately."

The reply which came a few seconds later was brief, with the response in Chinese saying: "This is all ours."

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/chinese-fighter-pilot-says-taiwan-all-ours-after-being-asked-to-leave-airspace/ar-BB1f7PHA?li=BBnb7Kz

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 07:44 PM

1. Sounds like the Chinese haven't figgered out yet that they're no longer dealing with

former fascist guy who was sPTUIN's lapdog.

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 08:00 PM

2. This is Trump's legacy: an empowered & emboldened China. We do NOT want to get in a shooting war

...with China. Just imagine how mortally pissed-off every DUer will be if Biden has to make that decision.

Taiwan basically exists only because we have always had their backs and China has had other things to do aside from a little saber-rattling now and then. Now they are flexing their muscles to see what we’ll do about their enhanced territorial claims in the air and on the sea. Fun, huh?

Biden is right to affirm alliances with “The Quad” now, but we would have been in a much stronger position if Obama & Biden had managed to get the Trans-Pacific Partnership passed and enabled, and if Hillary had won instead of Trump.

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 10:04 PM

7. And what exactly is the U.S. going to do about an attack on Taiwan?

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Response to former9thward (Reply #7)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 10:49 PM

8. Nothing, since a few dozen Chinese missiles would knock out 60% of global semiconductor production.

Semi fabs are highly vulnerable targets.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 08:37 PM

3. "in Taiwan's southwestern airspace"

This took place in international airspace. An ADIZ is not territorial airspace.

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Response to soryang (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 08:42 PM

4. No one is arguing otherwise.

But it is stipulated that within the ADIZ, air traffic controllers ask incoming aircraft to identify themselves in the interest of national security. Aviation tradition since the US instituted the safety-practice during the Korean conflict.

I think you're conflating a geographical specification (southwestern airspace) used to both locate and clarify with an air border.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 09:23 PM

5. Still wondering how China thinks that's their island,

When that island has it's own air force and warplanes.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 10:00 PM

6. The pilot was merely repeating the position of China since 1949

They regard Taiwan as a renegade province. Taiwan had the same position -- that mainland China was a renegade part of the Chinese government in exile in Taiwan. I don't know if they still have that fantasy.

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