Chinese Air Force Warns the US by More Drills in Western Pacific


More than 40 H-6K bombers, Su-30 fighters and air tankers took part in the long-range drill on Sunday. Photo: SCMP Pictures

More than 40 H-6K bombers, Su-30 fighters and air tankers took part in the long-range drill on Sunday. Photo: SCMP Pictures

SCMP says in its report “China dispatches air force jets to carry out more drills in the Pacific” yesterday:

Chinese air force jets again carried out drills in the western Pacific, flying through the Bashi Channel that separates Taiwan and the Philippines and the Miyako Strait near Japan’s Okinawa island, the nation’s air force said.

It quotes Chinese air force as saying that such drills far at sea are normal for countries bordering the ocean and it will organize more such drills for development of its systematic abilities far at sea to “maintain national sovereignty, protect national security and guarantee peaceful development”.

Previously, SCMP says in its report “China dispatches one of its largest air force fleets ever near Okinawa in show of force to Japan” on November 25, that the air force’s drill on November 20 with a large fleet of more than 40 fighter jets, bombers and air tankers was “saber-rattling” “meant as a strong message to Tokyo, after Japan’s new defence minister vowed to step up its military presence in the disputed South China Sea in joint training patrols with the United States” according to analysts.

We believe that instead the drills are strong messages to US navy that in addition to DF-21D and DF-26  anti-ship ballistic missiles, with J-20 dominating the airspace, China may send fleets of bombers accompanied by fighter jets to sink US aircraft carries outside the first island chain.

Japanese and US joint training patrols constitute no threat to China as such patrols will give China the excuse to deploy strong air force on the three large airports on its artificial islands in the South China Sea. China incurs huge costs in building the islands and airports certainly for the purpose first of all of defending its sovereignty and interests in the South China Sea though it claims that those islands and airports are mainly for civilian purposes in an attempt to ease US and China’s neighbors’ worries.

China certainly welcomes the planned joint patrols to get the excuse to militarize its artificial islands. The three airports there will be much stronger than quite a few US aircraft carriers. If militarized, it will be the US and Japanese patrol navies’ worries instead of China’s worries.

China’s large-scale drills in western Pacific give the US a clear message that with its J-20 dominating the airspace, China is more than able to annihilate US navy if the US attacks it from western Pacific.

Japan can be neglected by China! Without US support, Japan will be showered by China’s intermediate ballistic missiles and H-6K bombers’ cruise missiles and bombs if it dare to provoke China.

Comments by Chan Kai Yee on SCMP’s reports, full text of which can be found respectively at http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2049596/china-dispatches-air-force-jets-carry-out-more-drills and http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2022467/china-dispatches-big-air-force-fleet-near-okinawa-show.

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5 Comments on “Chinese Air Force Warns the US by More Drills in Western Pacific”

  1. johnleecan says:

    We, the ethnic overseas China loving Chinese want Japanese land to be ours. We encourage all Japanese to request their government to continue provoking China. We want Japanese land so badly we are willing to do to the Japanese what the Japanese did to our Chinese ancestors even if it is against Chinese character. We want to raise China flag on Japanese land. We will come to rescue Japanese people and rid Japanese people of sadism, inhumanity and barbarism. And yes, China has too many men and mainlanders need Japanese women.

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  2. Lee Yung-Jin says:

    Shinzo Abe reminds one of Merkheil Saaskhavili – the former Prime Minister of Georgia who invaded Ossetia and Abkhazia causing deaths and destruction. He was selected, annointed and placed as Georgia’s prime minister by “swamp” Washington.

    With Washington’s backing, training and arming of Georgia’s armed forces, Saaskhavilli thought he could attack and seize Russia’s Ossetia and Abkhazia and get away with it. Unfortunately, he thought wrong.

    He is fortunate, President Putin did not not ask the defending Russian Federation armed forces to continue its march towards Tblisi and takover the entire Georgia state. Afterall, Saaskhavilli’s invading army was already totally defeated and in tatters.

    Now, one sees Abe trying to the same with the “Daioyus” East Sea and the “Nansha” islands in the South China Sea. Not to mention encouraging Modi and New Delhi on building up an offensive armed force situated at China’s Southern Tibet borders.

    This IS East Asia. The day of come-uppance and reckoning for these Washington “swamp” neocon lapdogs threatening China will soon be at hand. The minute Abe’s Japan draw first-blood and land on Chinese “Diaoyus”, Japan will be attacked and NOT just the “Daioyus” islands. It does NOT make military sense NOT to remove the national security threat Abe’s Japan represents to China, once and for all.
    The same may apply to Modi’s India.

    Georgia continues to be a thorn in Russia’s side due to continued Washington covert manipulation and meddling in Georgia; With Washington hoping to take Georgia into NATO and thereby allowing NATO (read Amerika’s) troops and missiles in Georgia to threaten and form, perhaps one day, a rallying ground from which to attack and conquer Russia.

    Abe played with fire. He is responsible for increasing the stakes. Japan risk getting burnt. The fire may just consume Japan entirely. Unlike Georgia.

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  3. EASTERN LOOKING GLASS says:

    JAPAN : APPROACHING CRITICAL POLITICAL INFLEXION POINT

    If all the Japanese government under that militant Shinzo “grandson of war criminal Kishi” Abe, knows is how to intimidate like a psychopathic American neocon, then it is clear that you either intimidate them back in return or attack them them and wipe their bases clean off the map in East Asia. You cannot reason with them. They see themselves as inheritors of the British Imperial Empire, or like Genghis Khan, ruler of the greatest empire the world had ever seen.

    Sung China lost to the Mongols because of corruption and lack of leadership within; NOT because it lacked the capability to deter or even annihilate the Mongols completely. This time round, Xi China will NOT be so weak as to allow a hostile foreign American Empire to claim East China as its own and threatening China. If Japan continues to behave like a lapdog and vassal of Washington, it will lose its right to sovereignty. If a global war breaks out in Europe, Middle East and East Asia, and the American NATO, Middle East Command, and West Pacific forces defeated and perhaps decimated, Japan will be annexed as part of the spoils of war and to prevent future problems arising from it threatening Chinese national security again.

    This WILL be Shinzo “grandson of a war criminal” Abe’s self-fulfilling prophecy if all that he can do is ape the low IQ limited thinking American neocons in Washington. His political capital has already been depleted. Beijing and Xi’s China will find to difficult to deal with such an untrustworthy neocon Japanese. It is best that Abe retire or be forced to retire and some more reasonable and statesman-like “East Asian firster” Japanese take over his seat of office.

    Mr Donald Trump is likely to have his hands full trying to bail out the sinking ship of America with one hand while fighting the Establishment’s oligarchs and the power-hungry-control-freak neocons. Japanese and Japanese political parties had better review their position and determine whether the path Abe had been taking them (on instruction of Obama and Washington) is the right path – one to peace and prosperity, or one to ruin and destruction? More so if the Washington neocons and its ruling oligarchs starts World War III or ignite a collapse of the American dollar and its economy just to spite Mr Trump.

    China and Russia is here TO stay for the long term, if that helps Tokyo to make up its mind.

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  4. Fre Okin says:

    ” Japan’s new defence minister vowed to step up its military presence in the disputed South China Sea in joint training patrols with the United States”

    The Japanese Student playing the Game of Go which the Chinese Master invented more than a thousand years ago. Japan’s Defense Ministry have a special department simulating this Game of Go.

    It is obvious, Japan’s ‘pivot to the South China Sea’ is designed to distract the Chinese Away from Diaoyu/Senkaku. China as a Master of the Game of Go obviously see through Japan’s monkey business and make a Massive aerial exercise in the Western Pacific area near Okinawa. Hopefully China can wake up the Okinawans to cause them to protest more against US presence there as well as JSDF.

    If Japan don’t get the message, China should warn the silly Japanese defense woman China will next exercise nearer to Diaoyu/Senkaku.

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  5. Steve says:

    Great Post and Commentary

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