PLA aircraft training in S.China Sea abide by intl law without entering others’ airspace

币游国际电子

2021-06-04

AY-20largetransportaircraftattachedtoanaviationdivisionunderthePLAWesternTheaterCommandfliesatapredeterminedaltitudeduringaflighttrainingmissiononJanuary4,2021.(/PhotobyLiuShu)ChineseAirForceplanesdidnotviolatetheairspaceofothercountrieswhenthePeoplesLiberationArmy(PLA)reportedlydispatched16aircraftcomprisingstrategictrsclaimoftheChineseaircraftbeinga"seriousthreattonationalsovereigntyandflightsafety"doesnotstand,andneitherwouldChinadosuchathing,asChinaislookingtojointlymaintainregionalpeaceandstabilitywiththefriendlyneighbor,sstrategicairlifterscanplayimportantrolesindisasterandhumanitarianreliefintheregion,astheydidwithdeliveringCOVID-19vaccinesandmedicalsupplies,sairforcesaidonTuesdaythatitdetected16ChineseAirForceplanesflyingwithin60nauticalmilesoffSarawakstateinMalaysianBorneoonMonday,callingita"suspicious"activityovertheSouthChinaSeaanda"seriousthreattonationalsovereigntyandflightsafety,",comprisingIlyushinil-76andXianY-20strategictransporters,hadtraveledinan"in-trail"tacticalformationatanaltitudeofbetween7,000and8,230meters,,WangWenbin,spokespersonofChineseMinistryofForeignAffairs,confirmedataregularpressconferenceonWednesdaythattheChineseAirForce,andtheChineseAirForcestrictlyabidedbyinternationallawwithoutenteringtheairspaceofothercountries,Wangsaid,,aChinesemilitaryexpertandTVcommentator,toldtheGlobalTimesonWednesdaythatthePLAsstrategictransportaircraftarenohomebodies,overbothmilitaryairliftandhumanitarianaidtasks,soitistotallynormalforthemtoholdroutineexercisesthere,aythatifnaturaldisastersorotherhumanitariancrisesoccurintheSouthChinaSea,ChinasstrategictransportasstrategiccargoplaneshavebeenplayingakeyroleinfightingtheCOVID-19pandemic,andthePLAsY-20airliftersweredispatchedtodeliverCOVID-19vaccinesandothermedicalsuppliestoseveralcountries,ouldsummonChinasenvoytoexplainthe"intrusion."SongsaidthatsinceChinasaircraftdidnotenteranothercountrysairspace,,trainingoperationsmaybecomemorefrequent,butChinawillnotposeathreattoothercountries,,thedevelopmentofChinasmilitarycapabilitiesisastabilizingandconstructivefactorfortheregion,Weisaid."ChinaandMalaysiaarefriendlyneighbors,andChinaiswillingtocontinuebilateralfriendlyconsultationswithMalaysiatojointlymaintainregionalpeaceandstability,"ReutersquotedaChineseEmbassyspokespersonassayingoverthematter.(Webeditor:GuoWenrui,LiangJun)。