‘Teasing Taiwan’, Chinese Drone Pilot Justifies Sending UAVs Into Taiwanese Terrority & Posting Videos Online
In recent years, China has put pressure on Taiwan through various means to merge with the mainland. One of China’s more obvious pressure tools involves drone flights over Taiwan’s outlying islands, frequently using small civilian models.
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Many experts believe these drone overflights are a part of China’s broader propaganda campaign. Recently, civilian drones have begun participating in this propaganda drive, photographing troops and delivering packages to Taiwanese islands.
Mainlanders have described these drone overflights as an attempt to convey their support for reunification.
Last week, a mainlander posting under the alias Quanzhou Captain shared a video of a drone flying from Xiamen to the nearby island of Lieyu, roughly five kilometers (three miles) away.
The report said that the unmanned air vehicle also dropped a note to the troops stationed…