2 weeks Beijing chides Taiwan’s weak military power Manilatimes |World
BEIJING: Media on the island of Taiwan, citing a retired senior pilot, said the crash of an F-16 fighter jet on the island on Tuesday was due to increasing pressure on the island’s air force because of frequent visits by People’s Liberation Army (PLA) planes to the island, which mainland military experts say is only an excuse for the island’s untenable military capacity. The crash happened late on Tuesday two minutes after the plane took off from a base in Hualien for routine training. It was only 20 days after the crash of an F-5E fighter jet on the ... more