According to the report, a public affairs official of the US Pacific Air Force said in a statement on October 21: what I can confirm is that an rc-135w reconnaissance plane did fly over Northern Taiwan on the 20th as part of its regular mission. For operational security reasons, I cant provide more details about this mission.
Taiwans Pro Green media reported on October 21, citing the news of twitter golf9, which tracks the navigation dynamics, said that the US military rc-135w reconnaissance plane was suspected of flying over Taipei in the morning of that day, and the aviation observation account Tokyo radar also released the same information, saying that the rc-135w appeared over Taiwan, and the account will continue to track the news and confirm whether the message is correct. In this regard, the freedom times also asked true or false?
In response to the news, Taiwans Air Force Command issued a press release saying, this is false information, not fact. At the same time, the press release stressed that the Taiwan air force can closely grasp and properly respond to the situation of the sea and airspace around the Taiwan Strait by means of joint intelligence and reconnaissance.
Song Zhongping, a mainland military expert, once said: if the US military plane really flies over Taiwans airspace, it will be a provocation to both sides of the Strait and lead to further deterioration of cross-strait relations. Therefore, the Taiwan army should give the people on the island a reassurance. On the one hand, it should show that the United States, as an ally, has not made provocative acts, and on the other hand, it should also show that the air defense system and early warning system of the Taiwan army have good monitoring capability.
Song Zhongping believes that Taiwan is very close to the mainland, and the mainland will know everything about whether American planes fly over Taiwan, and it does not need the Taiwan authorities to explain. If US aircraft, whether military or civil, fly over Taiwans airspace without notification, it will be a violation of Chinas airspace, and the mainland will certainly issue a strong warning and implement certain countermeasures.
As for the flight behavior of US military aircraft in Taiwan airspace, foreign ministry spokesman Hua Chunying once said that the US sides move seriously violates international law and the basic norms of international relations. China firmly opposes and strongly condemns this. China urges the US side to abide by the one China principle and the provisions of the three Sino US joint communiques and immediately stop such illegal and provocative acts. China will take all necessary measures to resolutely safeguard national sovereignty, security and development interests.