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Sun Nov 28, 2021, 11:07 AM

Taiwan sends jets after 27 Chinese planes enter buffer zone

Source: AP

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan said 27 Chinese aircraft entered its air defense buffer zone on Sunday, the latest in a long series of incursions as part of Beijing’s pressure on the self-ruled island.

The Defense Ministry said Taiwan scrambled combat aircraft to “warn” the Chinese planes to leave. It also deployed missile systems to monitor them.

Sunday’s incursion included 18 fighter jets and five H-6 bombers, as well as a Y-20 aerial refueling aircraft, according to Taiwan’s Defense Ministry.

The Chinese aircraft flew into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone near the southern part of the island and out into the Pacific Ocean before returning to China, according to a map by Taiwan authorities.



Newly commissioned upgraded F-16V fighter jets are seen at Air Force base in Chiayi in southwestern Taiwan Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021. Taiwan has deployed the most advanced version of the F-16 fighter jet in its Air Force, as the island steps up its defense capabilities in the face of continuing threats from China. (AP Photo/Johnson Lai)


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Nov 28, 2021, 11:52 AM

1. Between China and Russia, they want to control the entire East Coast of the Eurasia Continent.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Nov 28, 2021, 01:24 PM

2. Maybe Taiwan needs to send a dozen or so fighters into China's "buffer zone"

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 28, 2021, 03:34 PM

6. This is exactly what China is hoping for: An excuse to "shoot back".

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Nov 28, 2021, 02:27 PM

3. And 3-2-1 they will blame President Biden for not controlling the situation like assolini would have

NOT!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Nov 28, 2021, 03:07 PM

4. ADIZ has no standing in international law

there is no such thing as a "buffer zone" either. The use of the word "incursion" is just misleading and inflammatory. What, the Chinese PLAAF can't fly off their own coast? Much of the Taiwan ADIZ lies over the Chinese mainland. The whole thing is a bogus issue.

There is a 12 mile territorial limit and that's it. Everything outside of it is international airspace.

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Response to soryang (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 28, 2021, 03:19 PM

5. And yet China complains to the point of ramming other countries planes when it happens to them

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Response to soryang (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 28, 2021, 04:17 PM

7. I'm curious to learn more. Feeling like Russia and China are setting us up for a two-front war

Unwinnable.

Not so?

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Response to mahina (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 28, 2021, 06:10 PM

9. We'd have a years notice if China was going to invade Taiwan.

They’d have to assemble the troops and ships to transport them, which would probably involve seizing civilian ships.

And we’re never going to go to war over Ukraine. Not now, not under Trump, not under anyone. Ukraine should've never given up their nuclear weapons.

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Response to Calista241 (Reply #9)

Sun Nov 28, 2021, 07:21 PM

10. Yes, Ukraine is a great example of disarming harming you.

Of course, the rest of the world said that Ukraine would be protected from Russia if they'd give up their nukes. And we all should help them short of supplying troops. Make another invasion costly.

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Response to mahina (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 29, 2021, 02:05 PM

12. Yeah

the whole thing is suspicious. We also seem to be building up defensive capabilities of various countries. Maybe it's normal, or something we would do anyway. But, it's notable.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Nov 28, 2021, 04:47 PM

8. This is extremely dangerous and complicated at the same time. Holding a summit will undoubtedly

accelerate the animosity and next steps/ actions. I hope cooler heads prevail, but am not at all confident.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Nov 29, 2021, 04:21 AM

11. Here is an interesting read about ADIZ:

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