Tag: Hong Kong

USAF MC-130J Spec Ops Transport Flies Through Taiwan Strait With U.S. Spy Plane Nearby

A U.S. Air Force MC-130J Commando II special operations transport made a rare trip through the highly sensitive Taiwan Strait today, flying along the so-called “Median Line” that serves as the de facto boundary between Taiwan and mainland China. There was a variety of other interesting military aerial activity in the area around the same time, including an RC-135W Rivet Joint spy plane flying what appeared to be an intelligence-gathering operation just to the south and still unidentified aircraft flying an orbit within the Strait itself.

Chinese Paramilitary Police Have Appeared In Force Near Hong Kong As Tension Mounts

A massive convoy of armored vehicles, trucks, and other vehicles belonging to China’s paramilitary People’s Armed Police, or PAP, has assembled in the city of Shenzhen. Chinese authorities say that the deployment is merely part of a scheduled exercise, but it comes after officials on the mainland said the demonstrations showed the “budding shoots of terrorism.”