China Lectures Australia After Complains Chinese Jet Harassed Its Spy Plane – Dumping “Chaff” Which Sucked Into Engine

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After complaints from the Canadian Air Force, now Australia has similarly complained how a pilot of Chinese fighter jet carrying out a dangerous manoeuvre near one of its spy aircraft over the South China Sea. Only this time, the Chinese pilot did not show his middle finger. But it was dangerous enough for Australia to say it has threatened the safety of its aircraft and crew.


In an incident on May 26, a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft was flying over the South China Sea when it was suddenly intercepted by a Chinese J-16 fighter jet. The Chinese aircraft flew very close to the side of the Aussie spy plane, before it released “flares” – a brief burst of bright flame used to counter an infrared “heat-seeking” surface-to-air missile or air-to-air missile.


The J-16 then accelerated and cut across the nose of the P-8A, settling in front of the Aussie spy plane at very close distance. The Chinese jet then released a bundle of “chaff” – an anti-radar device which contained small pieces of aluminium, some of which were ingested into the engine of the P-8A aircraft. Chaff is active decoy used to confuse incoming missile, allowing the aircraft to escape.

China Shenyang J-16 Fighter Jet - Flares

Most military aircraft and warships have chaff dispensing systems for self-defense. Chaff is actually a cluster of tiny, thin pieces of aluminum or zinc, metallic glass fiber or plastic. When dispensed in large quantities from aircraft, it forms a cloud that temporarily hides the aircraft from radar detection as it reflect radar signals. When sucked into an aircraft engine, it might damage the blades.


Even though the P-8A Poseidon spy aircraft can operate on only one of its two engines, the drama has forced it to return to base, effectively ending its mission – prematurely. Australia’s Defence Minister Richard Marles said – “Quite obviously this is very dangerous” – while insisting that the Aussie surveillance aircraft was conducting “routine maritime surveillance activity” in international airspace.


While it appears the stunt performed by China is quite effective in disrupting spying missions of the U.S. and its allies in the region, Australia isn’t impressed. Canberra said it had “for decades undertaken maritime surveillance activities in the region” and “does so in accordance with international law, exercising the right to freedom of navigation and overflight in international waters and airspace”.

Boeing P-8A Poseidon Aircraft - Components

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said – “We are concerned about this incident. This was not safe, what occurred, and we’ve made appropriate representations to the Chinese government expressing our concern at this”. The complaints come just days after Canada revealed how its surveillance plane have been intercepted “dangerously” by China.


In its complaint lodged on Wednesday (June 1), the Canadian Armed Forces accused Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) fighter jets of approaching and “harassing” the Canadian surveillance CP-140 Aurora plane between April 26 and May 26. The Chinese jets repeatedly buzzed Canadian plane and had flown dangerously and unprofessionally.


The Canadian Forces said Chinese fighter jets frequently fly as close as 20 to 100 feet from the Canadian plane – so close that Canadian pilots can make eye contact with the Chinese pilots. But that was not the only tensions in the air. Sometimes, Canadian pilots have complained, the Chinese pilots could be seen showing “middle finger”.

Canadian Air Force - Surveillance Plane

The complaint dated June 1 said – “In these interactions, PLAAF aircraft did not adhere to international air safety norms. These interactions are unprofessional and/or put the safety of our RCAF personnel at risk. In some instances, the RCAF aircrew felt sufficiently at risk that they had to quickly modify their own flight path in order to increase separation and avoid a potential collision with the intercepting aircraft.”


Sources in the Canadian government told Global News that the close-quarters intercepts happened approximately 60 times since Christmas, with over two dozen categorized as dangerous. Confirming the incidents, Canada’s Department of National Defence has expressed concerns over the increasing frequency of such dangerous manoeuvre in the skies above the Asia-Pacific region.


Like Australia, the Canadian pilots felt the risk was too high that they had to quickly modify their own flight path in order to increase separation and avoid a potential collision with the intercepting aircraft. Ottawa has sent multiple complaints through diplomatic channel to Beijing, but China did not bother to respond and has simply ignored them.

Royal Canadian Air Force CP-140 Aurora

But after complaints by Canada and Australia, the mouth piece of Beijing – Global Times – has responded. In truth, it says it was Canada who had provoked China by sending its spy plane more than 8,000 kilometres to the East China Sea to conduct reconnaissance missions on China under the pretext of enforcing the sanctions under “Operation Neon” on North Korea.


Therefore, the Chinese fighter jets had responded legitimately and within their rights in dealing with the Canadian military aircraft. It was Canada that made dangerous move of trying to violate China’s airspace. Global Times has accused Canada of hypocrisy when it sees its provocation on China as legitimate, but sees China’s legitimate defensive measures as a provocation.


Likewise, the Australian P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft has been accused of behaving like the Canadian CP-140 Aurora surveillance plane – conducting close-in reconnaissance and made provocative moves on China. Therefore, the Chinese fighter jet was forced to act in defence before the Australian P-8A could enter or breach the Chinese airspace.

Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF P-8A Poseidon Spy Aircraft

In respond to Aussie complaints that the Chinese jet had used flares and chaff, Global Times has quoted Chinese military expert’s argument that it is possible that the Australian P-8A Poseidon used its jamming pod to lose the Chinese aircraft – triggering the Chinese aircraft self-defense system to automatically release the flares and chaff.


Zhang Xuefeng, a Chinese military expert, has lectured the West to stop complaining when they are at the receiving end. For instance, in February, when China sent two warships – Type 052D destroyer “Hefei and Type 071 amphibious ship “Jinggangshan” – to deliver aid to Tonga and the Solomon Islands, they had to sail through the Arafura Sea between New Guinea and Australia.


But the Chinese Navy knew that the Australian military would not let them pass by without some sort of surveillance or tracking. As expected, a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft to spy on the Chinese ships. The Boeing-made military surveillance plane was designed to operate in anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare. But the Chinese warships were ready with a simple retaliation option – laser beam.

Australian Poseidon Targeted by Chinese Navy Laser

Then-Prime Minister Scott Morrison went ballistic, demanding Beijing to explain the “dangerous” and “reckless” act of using a laser to “illuminate” the Australian Poseidon. The United States’ “deputy sheriff” in the Asia-Pacific region has even demanded a full investigation over the laser incident, after releasing photographs of the Chinese vessels sailing close to Australia’s north coast.


However, Beijing has defended its action. As if telling the Morrison to stop crying like a baby in the game, China said Australia’s version of the story was half-baked at best. Beijing accused Canberra of dropping a Sonobuoy, a sonar device used to detect submarines, near the Chinese ships – suggesting that a submarine was escorting the Chinese vessels on its journey.


The Chinese defence ministry has similarly released its photos, accusing that it was the Australian who had demonstrated provocative behaviour when the Poseidon spy plane flew as close as 4 kilometres from the Chinese warships on February 17, 2022, forcing it to fire up the laser beam as a warning. Beijing had insisted that its vessels abided by international law.

China Warship Fire Laser

When Australia sent spies planes for provocative reconnaissance near China in the South China Sea, it accused Chinese aircraft of risky interception. But when Chinese vessels sailed in international waters near Australia, the Australian aircraft made dangerous interception. That’s a double standard, said Fu Qianshao, a Chinese military aviation expert.


There’s one simple solution if Canada or Australia, two members of the so-called Five Eyes, a group of five English speaking countries, want China to stop intercepting their military aircrafts. The solution is to stop sending surveillance aircraft to spy on the Chinese. If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. You can’t expect polite interception when you constantly sneak on another country.


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” Canadian pilots have complained, the Chinese pilots could be seen showing “middle finger”.”

And from where does one think, these Chinese pilots learned to show the middle finger. Watch the Top Gun video link below,

Top Gun – Watch the Birdie ( the show of middle finger is at 1.48 min of the video )

And the saga continues……

Back in the States, in the land of the free and the home of the brave, someone suggested something dumb, like the one below,

“US firm proposes Taser-armed drones to stop school shootings.”
By Matt O’Brien and Michael Balsamo / Tuesday, 07 Jun 202210:00 AM MYT



They will never be able to ban the Guns. It has a long history and the gun lobbyist are way too strong with probably half the nation supporting them.

1. Jim Jefferies — Gun Control (Part 1) from BARE – Oct 10, 2015

2. Jim Jefferies — Gun Control (Part 2) from BARE – Oct 10, 2015

A drone with a laser? Good luck with that. A poorly thought of idea. America is a land of garage inventors. They like modifying things. Just about anything that can be modified, they will do it.

Some psycho fellow is going to modify the laser drone, fit it with multiple firing mechanism, make it more efficient, for better multiple killing, which then can be used while hiding safely in his car some distance away for easy getaway. After that, the shooting and the killing of innocents will go up, a couple of notches higher not only in schools but just about any location these psychos’ fancy.

There was, “214 mass shootings this year (2022) in the US, according to the Gun Violence Archive.” How Horrible ! It did not mention the number of people killed and this is only the beginning of June 2022 and you still have 6 more months to go for this year, in this land of the free and the home of the brave.

An Anonymous person wrote this, his perception of the West — > US of A.

” The land of the free and the home of the brave usually refers to the nation state presently known as the USA, a place founded and built mainly by white Europeans via the enslavement and subjugation of other peoples, mainly native Americans and black Africans. The whites were free, the others were not.

They are currently the most terrified nation on earth, with the highest rates of suicide and incarceration – so they are not very free. It is a place full of self-loathing and cowardice manifested in self-hatred and violence via prescription / illicit drugs, guns, violence and suicide. So they are not very brave either.”

President Joe Biden seem to be at a lost unsure of what to do while his nation’s innocents, are getting slaughtered or dying in many different ways.

Guess, Middle East is no more of an interest now for his military people. Looks like, Europe has become the Main Course with Asia for dessert.


It is crystal clear the writers in Finance Twitter are dumb-asses believing madman Putin’s empty rhetoric to invade Ukraine. Putin wanted the whole world to think that the invasion of Ukraine was fully justified because of the expansion of NATO towards Russia and Ukraine wanted to join NATO. Only lunatics believed Putin’s justifications in invading Ukraine which included the numbskulls in Finance Twitter. You, the writers in Finance Twitter were totally fooled by Putin in blaming NATO for the invasion of Ukraine. Now, if you idiots in Finance Twitter can’t see what irrevocable idiots you are, please hear what Putin said for the invasion of Ukraine. Putin has admitted that what he is aiming for in Ukraine is the restoration of Russia as an imperial power but being how dumb you writers are you may not even understand why Putin has changed his script compared to few months ago.

It is also crystal clear that Finance Twitter is misleading the readers in believing whatever China does is totally correct and the West is totally wrong. The Idiocracy government of China doesn’t even know the difference between the Delta strain and the Omicron strain thinking that by using the same strategies on the Omicron strain they will have the same effect as they had on the Delta strain. They are now the laughing stock of the world. Wonder why there was not even an article on this Omicron wave in China by your blog.

China is the biggest bully in the world besides Russia at the present times. They are transferring their gangsterism ways internally to a new level internationally and thinking that it will work the same. The same clueless moron who used the same tactics on the Omicron and Delta strains.

What Finance Twitter has reported about :-

1) the Canadian plane which flew 8,000km to the East China Sea but not reporting that the 2 Chinese warships Jinggang Shan (999) and guided-missile destroyer Hefei (174) were sailing just 65miles from the coast of Australia,

(2) a China fighter jet J-16 intercepting a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft with the justification of halting an Australian plane entering the China airspace, meaning the Australian plane was not even inside the Chinese airspace,

(3) a China fighter jet which was threatening a Canadian Surveillance Plane CP-140 Aurora by flying as close as 20 to 100 feet to the Canadian plane showing middle finger but China had the guts to complain that the Australian reconnaissance plane was only 4km from the 2 warships revealed that these brainless Chinese can’t even differentiate which one is further 20 to 100 feet or 4km and the nincompoops in Finance Twitter were dumb and clueless enough to report these gangsterism tactics at the highest level with twisted and hidden facts….. This shows that Finance Twitter is just filled with absolute garbage. Your stories are only good enough for kids but then again the more intelligent ones won’t even buy them. All the people I know that read your Finance Twitter are laughing at your shaggy-dog stories and the unprincipled fuckwits behind them.

You seem like a very frustrated person.

Sure, China and Russia are bullies who have 800+ military bases all over the world and had invaded Iraq, Syria, Libya, Afghanistan etc. Go attack them, dude.

What do you want us to write about China’s Zero-Covid policy? That because they can’t differentiate between Delta and Omicron, the deaths in China is still lower than in the U.S. and Europe?

Why are you so angry about Chinese harassment over Aussie and Canadian spy planes? Go and harass back the Chinese planes … problem solved.

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