China has been opposed to such exercises by the US military and frequent activities of US warships and aircraft in the South China Sea, believing that this has exacerbated tensions and is not conducive to regional stability. According to a report on August 15, the U.S. Navy pointed out in a statement that the “Reagan” aircraft carrier conducted exercises in the South China Sea on August 14. Along with the aircraft carrier to the South China Sea, there is a cruiser and two destroyers. The US military reconnaissance plane stationed in Japan has also crossed the bus channel to enter the South China Sea for many times.
Reagan and its escort vessels entered the South China Sea from the Strait of bus, and stayed in the waters near the Dongsha Islands. A strike group headed by the “Reagan” aircraft carrier carried out flight and Sea exercises, he said. < / P > < p > in response to the exercise, U.S. commander Joshua Fagan commented: “integration with our partners is essential to ensure the rapid response and lethality of the joint forces and to maintain a free and open Indian Pacific region.” < p > < p > < p > < p > < p > “Reagan” aircraft carrier was deployed in Japan and began to carry out the “spring cruise” mission on June 8. On the same day, the “Nimitz” aircraft carrier also started its Asia Pacific cruise. Both of them belong to the “Nimitz” class nuclear powered aircraft carriers, with a full load displacement of nearly 100000 tons, and can carry more than 80 carrier based aircraft, including fighter planes, electronic warfare aircraft, early warning aircraft and anti submarine helicopters It has strong attack and defense ability. The “Reagan” aircraft carrier carrying out the West Pacific cruise mission is very active. It not only held several exercises in the South China Sea, but also held joint exercises with Australia, Japan and other countries in the Western Pacific Ocean. The US Navy previously announced that on July 17, the US Navy’s “Nimitz” and “Reagan” aircraft carrier battle groups carried out “high-end dual carrier” exercises in the South China Sea on the same day. This is the second time that the US military has held a “dual carrier” exercise in the South China Sea in July. On July 6, Reagan and Nimitz formed a formation to conduct a dual carrier combat exercise in the South China Sea. On July 19, the Japanese maritime self defense force, the Australian Defense Force and the US Navy “Reagan” aircraft carrier strike group began a trilateral exercise in the Philippine Sea area. Another carrier, Nimitz, conducted a joint exercise near the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on July 20. “< p > < p >” on the one hand, the US military’s sudden strength is to show that although the epidemic has an impact on the US military, the US military still has a strong combat capability. On the other hand, it cooperates with Secretary of state pompeio and defense minister esper’s latest South China sea statement, “Hu Yishan, a senior research scholar at the Singapore Institute of international affairs, told the surging news that,” considering the election and the change of strategic focus, the US military is in the south The movement of the sea will remain at a high level. ” In response to the US “twin carrier” exercise in the South China Sea, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said that with the joint efforts of China and ASEAN countries, the situation in the South China Sea has remained generally stable and developing well. Under this situation, the United States deliberately sent heavy troops to carry out large-scale military exercises in the relevant waters of the South China Sea to show off its force. The actions of the United States have repeatedly stirred up the relations between countries in the region, promoted the militarization of the South China Sea, and undermined peace and stability in the South China Sea. The international community, especially the countries in the region, see this clearly. < / P > < p > in addition to the actions at sea, the US military’s air operations have become more frequent in recent years, and their intensity and pertinence have been greatly enhanced. Moreover, according to media reports, during this period, the US reconnaissance aircraft also used civil aircraft to cover their missions, which increased the risk of civil aircraft. Two days after the announcement that “Reagan” had entered the South China Sea, on August 16, a US B-1B strategic bomber took off from Anderson air force base, Guam. After refueling by a KC-135 aerial tanker, the B-1B strategic bomber approached the East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone. < p > < p > B-1B is a supersonic bomber equipped by the US air force, and its activities in the Western Pacific region have increased significantly since the outbreak. In May this year, B-1B bombers made nearly 10 missions to the Western Pacific, the most frequent month in recent years. < / P > < p > compared with bombers, reconnaissance aircraft activities are more frequent. According to the information released by the South China Sea strategic situation awareness platform on August 15, an ep-3e electronic reconnaissance aircraft attached to the US Navy appeared in the South China Sea on August 15, carrying out reconnaissance flight activities in the south of the Taiwan Strait, the nearest distance from the baseline of Guangdong territorial sea). In the past three days, the U.S. military has sent at least seven reconnaissance aircraft of various types, including p-8a anti submarine patrol aircraft, P-3C patrol aircraft, RC-135 strategic reconnaissance aircraft and ep-3e electronic reconnaissance aircraft. In July, the U.S. military sent nearly 70 reconnaissance aircraft to the South China Sea to carry out reconnaissance operations, including U.S. Navy and air force p-8a, P-3C, ep-3e, RC-135, e-8c and mq-4c unmanned reconnaissance aircraft. The South China Sea strategic situation awareness platform pointed out that the number of reconnaissance aircraft dispatched by the US military in July increased significantly compared with that in June and may, with 35 sorties in May and 49 sorties in June, with a wide range of activities. < / P > < p > “with the increase of U.S. military actions, the frequency of military forces meeting and gaming between the two countries will also increase, and the probability of emergency events, such as aircraft collision and ship collision, will also increase. Both sides should pay attention to these emergencies. ” Hu Yishan said. According to the analysis of the South China Sea strategic situation awareness platform, in July, the US military reconnaissance aircraft activities also showed a more obvious practical color. During important military operations in and around the South China Sea, such as the Xisha military exercise of the Chinese people’s Liberation Army in July, the “Hanguang” military exercise in Taiwan, and the US Navy’s two aircraft carrier exercises, the intensity of US reconnaissance aircraft activities has increased correspondingly. Taking the Xisha exercise of the Chinese people’s Liberation Army from July 1 to 5 as an example, the U.S. military sent out 15 reconnaissance aircraft in five days, including p-8a, ep-3e and rc-135u. From August 13 to 16, the U.S. military sent at least seven reconnaissance planes to the airspace around Taiwan, which also reflected a more obvious combat color. On August 13, air force commander Zhang Chunhui, spokesman for the eastern theater, said that recently, the Chinese people’s Liberation Army (PLA) has deployed troops from multiple services and multiple directions in the eastern theater to continuously organize combat drills in the Taiwan Strait and the northern and southern ends to further test and enhance the joint combat capability of multiple services. According to an article in Singapore’s Lianhe Zaobao, scholars believe that the exercises in the eastern theater of war are aimed at deterring the enemy from facing difficulties, with the purpose of preventing war and cooling the tension; while the United States is sending aircraft carriers to monitor PLA exercises to prevent them from rapidly converting the exercises into offensive capabilities and launching military attacks against Taiwan in the name of exercises. “< p > < p >” in the near future, the increase in the number of “Taiwan cards” played by the United States is the main reason for the complex situation, “said Han Dong, a military expert.” the US health minister’s visit to Taiwan, the entry of US military aircraft into Taiwan’s airspace, and a number of arms sales have damaged the peace in the Taiwan Strait. The PLA’s exercise is a necessary action for the current security situation in the Taiwan Strait and the maintenance of national sovereignty. ” < p > < p > on the 12th, the global network quoted the Hong Kong media “South China Morning Post” as a report, saying that the US military reconnaissance plane used civil aircraft as a cover to scout China over the South China Sea, which increased the risk of civil aviation flight. In the opinion of experts, it is unnecessary to use civil aircraft to cover the approach of reconnaissance aircraft in peacetime. As long as the reconnaissance plane does not enter the airspace, it can complete the reconnaissance mission. But one possibility is to test the reaction capability of the other side’s air defense system under the cover of an airliner. < / P > < p > according to the South China Morning Post, a source and observers warned that the US Air Force’s approach reconnaissance operations near the coast of China posed a risk to airliners flying over the South China Sea. According to the report, a source close to the Chinese military told the South China Morning Post that the U.S. military has a number of reconnaissance aircraft based on commercial aircraft, which usually follow civil aircraft as cover when they approach China’s airspace. < / P > < p > “the US Air Force RC-135 series reconnaissance aircraft is an electronic strategic reconnaissance aircraft developed on the basis of boeing-707 airliner. The radar signal characteristics are indeed the same as those of the airliner. If no fighter aircraft is sent for identification and verification, following the civil aviation aircraft can play a certain shielding effect, but the radar response signal of the aircraft is not up to standard, so the identity of the military aircraft will be identified soon.” Aviation expert Wang Yanan told surging news. < / P > < p > previously, there were cases of military aircraft disguised as airliners in Israel and the US air force. “But in peacetime reconnaissance operations, there is no need to disguise as an airliner, because an electronic reconnaissance plane like RC-135 can complete the task outside the enemy’s airspace,” Wang Yanan said. “If the US military really uses the airliner to cover, it is most likely to test the opponent’s air defense system.” < / P > < p > if the US military really carries out reconnaissance operations under the cover of airliners, this is very dangerous, because it can easily lead to military misjudgment and affect the safety of civil aviation aircraft. In 1983, South Korea flight 007 was shot down by the Soviet army. In 1988, an Iranian civil aircraft was shot down by the U.S. military. Both incidents caused serious casualties, because the airliner was misjudged as a military aircraft.