Miyako Strait

September 15, 2019

Why China's Military Wants to Control These 2 Waterways in East Asia

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Bashi Channel and Miyako Strait constitute critical chokepoints for Chinese military operations both along and beyond the so-called first island chain.

July 25, 2019

The Significance of the First Ever China-Russia Strategic Bomber Patrol

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The impact of the recent flight of four nuclear-capable bombers on regional strategic stability in East Asia should not be underestimated.
July 23, 2019

China, Russia Conduct First Ever Joint Strategic Bomber Patrol Flights in Indo-Pacific Region

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan scrambled fighter jets to escort the bombers, while South Korean aircraft fired warning shots against a Russian plane that reportedly violated the country's airspace.

June 17, 2019

Japan Scrambles Fighter Jets in Response to Chinese Spy Plane Over Miyako Strait

By Franz-Stefan Gady
For the first time in over a month, Japan’s Ministry of Defense has publicized the interception of a foreign military aircraft.

May 02, 2019

Japan Scrambles Fighter Jets 999 Times in 2018 in Response to Foreign Aircraft

By Franz-Stefan Gady
981 out of 999 scrambles were conducted against Chinese and Russian military aircraft.

April 16, 2019

China Conducts Military Drills Involving Long-Range Bombers Near Taiwan, Japan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Chinese military aircraft flew over the Bashi Channel and Miyako Strait on April 15 as part of a military exercise.
April 02, 2019

Japan Intercepts 2 Chinese Long-Range Bombers, Spy Plane Over East China Sea

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy Air Force aircraft conducted another incursion into the Miyako Strait on April 1.

March 31, 2019

Japan Scrambles Fighter Jets to Intercept 4 Chinese Bombers Over East China Sea

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Chinese PLAAF flew long-range bombers and fighter jets through the Miyako Strait on March 30.

December 20, 2018

China Holds Long-Range Air Combat Drill Near Taiwan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Taiwan scrambled fighter jets to intercept Chinese bombers, fighter jets, and an electronic intelligence aircraft flying over the Bashi Strait.

August 29, 2018

Japanese Fighters Intercept Chinese Spy Plane in Sea of Japan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Japan Air Self-Defense Force intercepted a Chinese surveillance aircraft approaching Japanese airspace on August 29.

July 28, 2018

Japan Intercepts Chinese Spy Plane in East China Sea

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Japan Air Self Defense Force scrambled fighter jets to intercept a Y-9JB surveillance aircraft on July 27.
May 12, 2018

China Flies Su-35 Fighters Over Bashi Channel for First Time

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Chinese Su-35 fighter jets and H-6K bombers circled Taiwan during a long-range patrol.

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