China Lands H-6K Bombers in South China Sea

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  1. Pathfinder

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    Chinese long-range bombers land on South China Sea airstrip in show of strength


    The Chinese air force has landed long-range bombers on an airstrip in the South China Sea for the first time, a move likely to further fuel concerns about Beijing's expansive claims over the disputed region.

    A statement from the Defence Ministry said the exercise was conducted on an island reef, but it did not specify when or where, saying only that it took place recently at a "southern sea area".

    It involved several H-6K bombers taking off from an air base then making a simulated strike against sea targets before landing, the ministry said.

    The statement described the exercise as preparation for "the West Pacific and the battle for the South China Sea".

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-20/china-air-force-lands-bombers-on-s.china-sea-island/9779614
     
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    this is another significant move by the Chinese this is just days after the Vietnamese moved their Israeli-made EXTRA missiles near striking distances at one of China's manmade islands.
    China is in fear considering the Vietnamese have moved the EXTRA missiles, and if I remember right even deployed some of their SU-27/30s near as well. of course China has moved YJ-62 ASCMs, HQ-9s and now strategic bombers.
    its more like day by day play for China to start waging war against Vietnam
     
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    @Uzushio -kun, moving weapon on the border does not really means inevitability of the war. In fact it's look like as an act of the deterrence, or something like this. Just a demonstration of force.
     
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