Let’s talk about those Chinese incursions into Taiwan’s air defense zone

Source: Responsible Statecraft
by Daniel Larison

“Dozens of Chinese military flights through parts of Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) over the past month have caused an unwarranted panic that hawks in the U.S. have stoked and exploited for their own purposes. Media hysteria and misinformation about these events have served to ratchet up tensions unnecessarily and to create an impression with the public that China is behaving far more aggressively than it is. The eagerness with which some national security analysts and reporters have mischaracterized what these flights represent has been alarming, because it shows how quickly any Chinese actions can be used to create a crisis atmosphere when there is no reason for it.” (10/08/21)

https://responsiblestatecraft.org/2021/10/08/lets-talk-about-those-chinese-incursions-into-taiwans-air-defense-zone/