Following the 15th U.S. military executive jet landed in Taiwan, another U.S. military C-130 (civilian version) N3755P executive jet landed at Taiwan’s Taoyuan Airport on the 19th to unload and stay for about an hour before flying out of Taiwan, Taiwanese media reported that it can be determined that the aircraft is carrying out the confidential mission of the American Institute in Taiwan to deliver the “diplomatic mail belt “.
This is the second time the U.S. military landed in Taiwan this month, and is also the third “military aircraft” to land in Taiwan in a month and a half since June 6, when a number of U.S. cross-party lawmakers flew aboard a U.S. C-17 strategic transport plane, and July 15, when a U.S. C-146A tactical transport plane landed at Taipei Songshan Airport in Taiwan.
When U.S. lawmakers from across the aisle arrived in a C-17 military aircraft to present masks to Taiwan, mainland Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Wu Qian said it was a very serious political provocation, attacking the Taiwan authorities for holding foreign countries hostage and playing with fire, warning the U.S. to stop risking provocations, but it did not stop the second U.S. military aircraft from coming to Taiwan. The PLA conducted live-fire drills off Zhejiang Province from July 16-21, which was seen as a double warning to Taiwan and the U.S. to “not repeat the same thing again and again,” but the third U.S. plane came again. The Chinese Ministry of Defense’s “warnings” and “warnings” did not work too well, so what can Wu Qian say about the three U.S. planes coming to Taiwan? For example, as he has said before, “Any foreign aircraft must obtain permission from the Chinese government to land on Chinese territory, and any foreign ship or aircraft trespassing in Chinese airspace will lead to serious consequences”.
The previous statement in this regard is very powerful, the PLA Major General Luo Yuan in the ‘Global Times’ article that the arrival of U.S. military aircraft in Taiwan “is not a small action, has trampled on the bottom line”, and threatened that the Chinese side “will have follow-up means after the protest”, otherwise the protest is ineffective, powerless This bottom line has stimulated nationalists.
This bottom line has whetted the appetite of nationalists, who are waiting for Beijing’s “strong reaction”, but in fact, the reaction of Hu Xijin, editor-in-chief of the Global Times, is stronger and the bottom line is clearer. “U.S. aircraft shall not fly over Taiwan” is the bottom line, if there is solid evidence of U.S. aircraft flying over Taiwan, which means that the U.S. military violated China’s airspace, the PLA will make a major response, including sending warplanes to fly over Taiwan to defend the national airspace, etc. I believe that the Taiwan military will not dare to take the lead in firing on PLA warplanes, otherwise they will be devastated The military pattern in the Taiwan Strait will be rewritten and an important step towards the reunification of Taiwan will be taken.”
These wind-breakers, who speculate that Xi Jinping, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, is eager for unification, occasionally post “sharp comments” to whet the appetite of some netizens. Now, the U.S. plane not only flew over Taiwan, but also landed on Taiwan land, which is supposed to have touched the bottom line of Hu Xijin, but it is helpless.
Chinese diplomats, some PLA generals and the official media have been letting it be known that the moment U.S. troops enter Taiwan is the time for the unification of Taiwan. When the first U.S. military plane landed in Taiwan in June, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin “gently” advised the U.S. to “handle the Taiwan issue with caution,” a far cry from the usual behavior of war wolves. The netizens did not forget to remind Hu Xijin: “The U.S. military coming to Taiwan is the bottom line, isn’t it here?” Hu Xijin, on the other hand, moved to the method of spiritual victory: “The mainland has the dominant power of when and how to throw a tantrum, and the only option for the Taiwanese authorities is to wait.”
PLA drills continued until July 21, and U.S. planes have long since flown back to the United States.