China’s movement around Taiwan and the South China Sea has triggered the movement of Navies from the US and Asia. However, our Air Forces have reportedly been butting heads with the Chinese Air Force because of territorial overlap.

A radio recording shows how the Chinese Air Force frantically argues and orders the US military aircraft out of the Taiwan Strait. (See the video recording of the radio broadcast below).

The US military aircraft was supposedly approaching the east coast of China from the Taiwan Strait at 8:14 a.m. on Aug. 28. The Chinese Air Force was heard warning the US pilots in Mandarin and English.

“I am the Chinese Air Force. You are approaching my airspace. Leave immediately, or I will intercept,” said the Chinese airman.

On the other hand, the pilot of the US aircraft was heard responding, “I am a United States military aircraft conducting lawful military activities in international airspace and exercising these rights as guaranteed by international law. I am operating with due regard to the rights and duties of all states.”

Both sides repeated these messages for over an hour. Furthermore, at around 10:32 a.m. that same day, the People’s Liberation Army’s Air Force was heard saying in Mandarin and English:

“This is the Chinese PLA Air Force. You have entered China’s territorial airspace. A serious violation of China’s sovereignty. Leave immediately! Leave immediately!”