Connect with us

Asia Pacific

Has The US Finally Succumbed To Chinese War Threats & Annexation Of Taiwan?



With the controversy surrounding a US spy plane that flew over Taiwan, China has reiterated its threats and the determination to annex the island province. 

Earlier this week, there were allegations that the United States flew an RC-135W reconnaissance aircraft over the Island of Taiwan, which the US Air Force first confirmed and then denied the claims in a highly unusual manner.

Why Satellite Hacking Has Become The ‘Biggest Global Threat’ For Countries Like US, China, Russia & India?

On Oct. 23, 2020, Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Tony Wickman, the Director of Public Affairs for Pacific Air Forces, reached out to The War Zone to say that the original confirmation of the RC-135W flying over Northern Taiwan had been in error.

“On Wednesday, my staff responded to your query regarding an RC-135 flight and I must inform you that what we gave you was incorrect,” he said. “I would like to correct the record by stating we did not have any U.S. aircraft in that area on the date and time in question. I apologize for passing bad information to you as you attempted to provide accurate information to your readers.”

Even the Taiwanese media denied such claims of the plane’s sortie over its airspace. This matter, according to Hu Xijin (the editor-in-chief of Global Times), shows that the US and the Island both know how serious the matter would be, leading to dangerous escalations in the region.

Beijing has been overtly threatening Taipei of an invasion especially in the second half of 2020, when it has breached and violated the nation’s airspace and waters almost every day, reportedly putting pressure on the ‘secessionist’ forces.

However, the Taiwanese authorities have stated otherwise, saying that the threats only strengthen the people’s resolve to fight the Mainland communist forces, and even the United States’ National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien has warned China against invading the island nation.

“This shows that both the US and the island of Taiwan realize the seriousness of such a flight. Whether or not the spy plane actually flew over the island, it should be kept in mind that US military aircraft are not allowed to fly over Taiwan.

This is the bottom line. If concrete evidence ever shows that a US military aircraft flew over the island, I believe the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) would respond firmly with operations such as sending fighter jets into airspace over the island to defend our country’s territorial sky.

If that were to occur, the military structure in the Taiwan Straits would be reshaped – and that would be an important move toward reunification,” writes the Chief Editor of Global Times.


In the article, Hu Xijin also warned the Taiwanese officials that by moving forward with establishing serious diplomatic relations with the United States is a ‘dead-end’ for them, and also reminded them of the deployment of DF-17 hypersonic cruise missiles at the Chinese southern coast aimed at Taiwan.

In response, Washington has recently agreed three major arms sales to Taipei, including precision strike cruise missiles capable of reaching and striking the targets at the mainland. Earlier in August, Trump administration also approved the sales of 66 modern F-16 Block 70/72 Viper jets to RoCAF, seen as a move which will be able to upgun the current F16 fleet of the island.




Asia Pacific2 hours ago

Chinese J-11 Fighter Jets Conducts Large-Scale War Drills Near Indian Border – WATCH

China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has conducted a series of extensive exercises with warplanes around a Western Theater Command Air...

Featured5 hours ago

Four Time Faster Than US’ Tomahawks, Why Indian BrahMos Missiles Pose A Grave Risk To China?

The Indian Navy on Tuesday successfully test-fired the anti-ship version of the supersonic cruise missile, BrahMos from stealth destroyer INS...

Asia Pacific6 hours ago

India Falls Back On European Fighter Jets To Counter Rising Menace Of Chinese Swarm Drones

To counter Chinese air defenses in Ladakh and other bordering areas, India has decided to fast-track its swarm drone system,...

Americas16 hours ago

Bad News For F-35 Jets; Russia Set To Unveil ‘Stealth-Killer’ S-500 Missile Systems Next Year

US military experts would be watching anxiously as Russia is all set to enhance its most advanced S-400 missile system...

iranian-scientist iranian-scientist
Featured18 hours ago

Was Israeli Mossad Inspired By Hollywood Movie ‘The Jackal’ To Eliminate Top Iranian Nuclear Scientist? WATCH

Iran claims Israel used a remote-controlled weapon to kill the country’s top nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, on Friday. Another Assassination:...

Imran-Khan Imran-Khan
Featured18 hours ago

Pakistan PM Imran Khan Thanks China For Its Unwavering Stand On Kashmir Issue

Pakistan PM Imran Khan thanked the country’s strategic ally China for its “consistent” and “principled” stand on the longstanding Kashmir...

F-16 F-16
Americas18 hours ago

Canadian Firm To Buy Huge Number Of F-16 Fighter Jets From Israel; Could Exceed The Fleet Strength Of RCAF

The Israeli F-16 fighter jets are the A/B variant and were inducted into the Israel Air Force in the 1980s,...

Pakistan-FDI-china Pakistan-FDI-china
Featured21 hours ago

China, Pakistan Sign New Defense Deal Amid Rising Tensions With Common Foe – India

Amid ongoing tensions with India, China and Pakistan have signed a new military deal aimed to boost military cooperation among...

F18-India-Deal F18-India-Deal
Americas23 hours ago

F-18 Super Hornets To Be Equipped With Hypersonic Missiles With A Striking Range Of Whopping 1600 Km

Australia will be testing a new air-launched hypersonic missile as part of the joint U.S-Australian program under the Southern Cross...

Europe1 day ago

The UK Awards A Whopping $3.2B Contract T BAE Systems To Develop Next-Gen Munitions

BAE Systems, a British multinational defense, security, and aerospace company, has landed a £2.4bn ($3.2 billion) contract for the supply...