U.S. military E-8C aircraft was exposed and appeared again in the South China Sea. It reached the coast of Guangdong, China for the second time in three days.
After being exposed to the approach reconnaissance of Guangdong Province, China on July 13, the US Air Force’s E-8C reconnaissance aircraft appeared again on the South China Sea on July 15 and flew in the direction of Guangdong Province, China.
According to the news released on the platform of the South China Sea Strategic Situational Awareness Program on July 15, an E-8C”United Star” aircraft of the United States Air Force entered the South China Sea through the bus strait that day, towards China’s Guangdong Province Flying in the direction. This is the second time the US military E-8C aircraft has reached the coast of Guangdong in three days.
An E-8C”United Star” also entered the South China Sea from southern Taiwan on July 13th, and then flew from east to west, once flying to 67.51 nautical miles (about 125 kilometers) from the coast of Guangdong position.
Unlike the P-8A anti-submarine patrol aircraft and RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft sent by the US military to carry out close reconnaissance against China, the E-8C”United Star” is an air-to-ground surveillance aircraft.
This model is called”Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System” (JointSTARS). It is equipped with the most advanced airborne ground surveillance, target search and battlefield management system of the US military, which can be called an integrated air-ground combat of the US military. The”central nerve”. The aircraft can detect, identify and classify ground targets outside the defense zone, and transmit the data to the rear command post in real time. The”South China Sea Strategic Situational Awareness Program” platform stated that the aircraft’s focus is on monitoring and developing opponent’s ground radar systems. This time it is intended to collect data from the ground radar system and may conduct electromagnetic suppression.
Regarding the approach and reconnaissance of US warships, the spokesperson of the Ministry of National Defense, University of the People’s Republic of China, Wu Qian, stated in a regular press conference of the Ministry of National Defense in June that at present, with the joint efforts of regional countries, the East China Sea and the South China Sea The overall situation is stable. This fully shows that the countries in the region have the wisdom, ability, and means to negotiate through consultations, settle differences, and protect peace. On the other hand, the United States, as a country outside the region, under the guise of so-called”freedom of navigation”, sent military warships to provoke the East China Sea and the South China Sea, conducted high-frequency approach reconnaissance against China, held highly targeted military exercises, and seriously endangered regional countries. China’s sovereignty and security interests have seriously undermined regional peace and stability.
Zhang Junshe, a Chinese naval military expert, also said recently that in fact, the US military has frequently sent warships and fighters into the South China Sea for many years to engage in numerous military exercises and cruise activities, show off its force, and even send warships into other countries. Approaching reconnaissance and so-called”freedom of navigation” operations in sea and airspace violate the sovereignty and security of coastal countries and undermine peace and stability and good order in the South China Sea. This is the fundamental reason for the stability of the situation in the South China Sea.
After the United States stirred up trouble in the South China Sea, it sent warships to the Nansha Islands to create tension
【Global Network Reporter Xu Luming] in the US State Department After issuing a statement concerning the South China Sea on the 13th, the US destroyer launched the so-called”harmless navigation” navigation activities in the Nansha Islands on the 14th.
The U.S. Pacific Fleet announced on its official website on July 14 that the U.S. Navy’s destroyer Allibork”Ralph Johnson” was sailing in the Nansha Islands that day. The US Pacific Fleet also claimed in the notice that through this”harmless passage” operation, the rights and freedoms to use the ocean legally were maintained.
A picture of the USS Pacific Fleet’s destroyer “Ralph Johnson” sailing in the Nansha Islands
It is worth noting that the day before the US warship launched the operation, US Secretary of State Pompeo issued a statement declaring that many of China’s claims in the South China Sea are”illegal.” Pompeo chose to issue this statement on the 4th anniversary of the so-called”South China Sea Arbitration” in an attempt to create new tensions around China. This is the latest move by the United States in a series of discrediting and suppressing actions against China.
On July 14, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said at a press conference that the US side’s use of hype (South China Sea) arbitration to serve its own political purpose is an abuse of international maritime law, and China will never accept it . Zhao Lijian1 said that the United States refused to accede to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, and frequently”withdrew the group and broke the contract” in the international arena, and abandoned it if it was incompatible with international law. It frequently dispatched large-scale advanced warships and military aircraft to militarize the South China Sea and promoted power logic Hegemonic practices are the destructors and troublemakers of peace and stability in the region, and the international community sees them very clearly.
Xu Liping, director of the Southeast Asian Studies Center of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said in an interview with the Global Times on the 14th that Vietnam is the rotating presidency of ASEAN this year, and China and ASEAN are accelerating consultations on the”South China Sea Code of Conduct”. At this time, the United States intervened in the South China Sea issue and deliberately chose a side station on the South China Sea issue in an attempt to cut, decouple and confront some countries in the South China Sea from China. In addition, the epidemic has hit the US economy a lot, and it used this to flaunt China’s security threats and facilitate the possibility of selling arms.
Source:World Wide Web