Pacific

Provoke us no more, warns China


THINGS are getting crowded in the airspace about North Korea, Taiwan, Okinawa and the South China Sea.

Beijing’s been surging its combat aircraft into contested areas in a major demonstration of its strength – and as a warning to the United States and its Asian allies.

Beijing is being coy about exactly when and where it staged its demonstrations, choosing to reveal it had sent warplanes through “routes and areas it has never flown before” on the same day the US and South Korea launched large scale mock airstrikes involving 230 aircraft.

North Korea criticised the show of force, stating US President Donald Trump was “begging for nuclear war”.

Beijing, it appears, is thinking along similar lines. “The timing of this high-profile announcement by the PLA is also a warning to Washington and Seoul not to provoke Pyongyang any further,” Beijing military analyst Li Jie told Chinese reportedly told state media.

CHINA STEPS FORWARD

Chinese media has broadcast several significant move…

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