Chinese Fighter Says It Looked Down on Penghu 共軍越中線常態化 還發布俯瞰澎湖影片

People's Liberation Army fighters and warships crossing the median line of the Taiwan Strait has become the new normal. The Eastern Theater Command recently released a video that talked about fighters looking down at Penghu.


China has stepped up its maneuvers around Taiwan in recent weeks, and it is now normal for fighters and warships to cross the median line of the Taiwan Strait. On Aug. 15, the People's Liberation Army's Eastern Theater Command released a video showing troops engaged in combat drills in the seas and skies around Taiwan. One pilot spoke about looking down on Penghu from above. In response, the Air Force said no Chinese fighters have approached Penghu.

Tung Pei-lun, Deputy Chief of Staff, Air Force Command: “China's exaggeration of how close it got to us in Penghu is cognitive warfare. Those are not facts.”

The military said this is an example of cognitive warfare. Previously, the Chinese military had issued footage about looking down on the Central Mountain Range and the main island's coastline. Taiwan's military had also refuted those reports. Scholars said China is using "combo punches." It's combining real and fake images of exercises directed at Taiwan to make it hard for people to distinguish between them and destroy morale.

Sheu Jyh-shyang, Asst. Research Fellow, INDSR: “Fake photos or videos are passed off as genuine. Sometimes we can tell they're fake based on some details. However, a lot of the time, those who receive the information are duped because they trust the mobile platform or because the footage they view online is unclear. This is a common tactic that they use in a propaganda war, as part of their cognitive warfare.”

Recent Chinese exercises were a direct response to U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan. China also announced exercises and patrols around Taiwan would continue on Aug. 16. Meanwhile, the South China Morning Post reported that Pelosi's trip set off a new wave of U.S.-China electronic warfare, and China was the loser. It also said Taiwan's Leshan Radar Station was able to follow the trajectories of the missiles fired by China. In response, the Ministry of National Defense said it uses joint intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance to effectively follow the movements of China's military.

 

 

共軍強化擾台力道,不只機艦穿越海峽中線新常態化,東部戰區15號發布影片,在台灣周邊海空域進行實戰化演練。當中,共軍飛行員宣稱從空中俯瞰澎湖,外界解讀中共營造共機抵近澎湖,對此,空軍駁斥,否認共機接近澎湖。

空軍司令部副参謀長董培倫表示:「中共運用認知戰等相關的伎倆,來浮誇、來說明他們多麼接近我們的澎湖,我想那都不是真的事實。」

國軍表示,這是共軍對台進行認知作戰,而共軍先前也發布共機俯瞰中央山脈,台灣本島海岸線的畫面,國軍也做出澄清,學者就分析,中共採取「組合拳」,透過影像包裝對台軍演,讓國人第一時間無法分辨真偽,擾亂民心士氣。

國防院中共所助理研究員許智翔說:「照片或是影片造假,有的時候我們在一些細節上面可以看得出來。但是很多時候,接受到訊息的人,可能,甚至可能會因為平台,例如說手機傳訊或者是網路觀看的畫質不清晰,而更容易因為這樣被矇騙。這個都是他們在進行相關宣傳作戰、認知作戰的時候,會經常使用的一種手段。」

此外,中共反制美國國會參眾議員訪台,宣布16日持續在台海實施戰備警巡,兩岸局勢緊張。香港媒體「南華早報」揭露美國眾議院議長裴洛西訪台前後,美中雙方展開電子攻防戰,而共軍吃下敗仗,至於共軍發射彈道飛彈,台灣的樂山雷達站有效追蹤,國防部回應,運用聯合情監偵,有效掌握共軍動態。

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