A C-130 transport plane from the United States landed at Taiwan’s Taoyuan airport on July 19. According to the media, this is a leased U.S. Intelligence Agency plane operated by the American Association in Taiwan (AIT), reports Taiwan’s Liberty Times.
This time, the objective of entering Taiwan was to bring “diplomatic baggage.” The shipment belongs to Ms. Sandra Oudkirk, the newly appointed Director of AIT.
This is the third time a U.S. military aircraft has recently made a public landing in Taiwan, and less than four days have passed since the last time.
When the U.S. Army C-17 large transport aircraft first landed on Taiwan, at that time, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) media shouted that “Americans are playing with fire, using sausage-cutting tactics. Sooner or later, their hands will be cut off.”
The CCP Ministry of National Defense issued a harsh warning when the second military administrative plane, the C-146, landed at Songshan Airport in Taipei, saying the U.S.will face significant consequences as its aircraft crossed the airspace and landed on Chinese territory without permission.
At the time, the Global Times was similarly “loud.” “If a U.S. military aircraft violates China’s airspace, we have the authority to shoot it down,” one analyst was cited as saying.
As a result, the CCP side kept silent. Only the Global Times website cited a Taiwanese media report, United Daily News, saying that “U.S. military aircraft C-130 landed at Taoyuan airport, unloading an unidentified cargo”. There is no other information available. The CCP side has ‘low-pitched’ to such an extent.
The U.S. and its European and Asian-Pacific allies released an unprecedented high-level joint statement on the same day, July 19.
They accused the CCP’s National Security Bureau of launching hostile cyber attacks against the U.S. and several of its allies. The European Union, NATO, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and Japan are among the countries that have signed this joint declaration.
At the same time, on July 19, the National Security Agency, the Bureau of Cybersecurity and Infrastructure, the FBI of the U.S. also jointly released a report. The article details the CCP-supported hackers who used more than 50 types of methods and tactics to carry out cyberattacks on the computer systems of the United States and its allies, including cyberattacks.
In recent years, the US and its allies have focused on defeating the CCP in the sphere of science and technology, particularly in areas involving high technology such as chips, supercomputers, artificial intelligence, and so on.
The CCP was prevented from purchasing lithography equipment from the Netherlands by the U.S., but it also intended to purchase a 200mm chip from Wales (which was described as “outdated technology”), which was also subject to security surveillance by the British government. As can be seen, the West has been exceedingly apprehensive of the Chinese Communist Party.
This time the United States and its allies are suddenly making collective accusations against the CCP’s cyberattacks, which could be the key to the fight against the CCP in the next phase.