Aircraft Flies Too Low Over Beijing

Aircraft Flies Too Low Over Beijing

An aircraft taking off from Beijing airport towards Russia has flown too low through Beijing airspace, causing many residents to be disturbed by the noise of the engines. An airline commander claims that he misunderstood the directions given to him, but the directions were fixed on time so the aircraft didn’t enter fully restricted airspace. Netizens think that the captain was probably told by a foreign government to fly this way in order to assess Beijing’s defences.

Source: Tencent

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  • vonskippy

    So are tin foil hats really really cheap in Beijing? Foreign governments don’t need some private 4-seater plane to test Beijings air defenses. Since all ATC (air traffic control) is in English, you have Chinese controllers spreeking Engrish to a Russian pilot listening on a cheap radio with cheap speakers/headphones. Big surprise the guy got confused.

    • Alex Dương

      Would you mind dropping the casual racism?

      • vonskippy

        Sure, a mild crack at a air traffic controllers poor english skills is bad, but all the Japanese and Korean bashing that occurs on this site is ok. Maybe you should figure out the rules and apply them to EVERYONE.

        • Alex Dương

          1. This isn’t a one-off remark from you.

          2. If I see Japanese or Korean bashing, I call out whoever says it.

          • Jahar

            I perceive any complimentary comments given about any specific group as racism/prejudice against all other groups, so can we also call out anyone making pro-chinese comments?

          • Alex Dương

            If you want to make an ass of yourself, sure.

          • Jahar

            So mocking Chinese people’s bad English is unacceptable, but calling someone an ass is?

          • Alex Dương

            I think it’s an apt description for one who tries to argue that complimenting a group of people is equivalent to insulting all others.

          • Jahar

            I’m not arguing that it is. I personally think that it is a bad argument. But there is reasoning there, and you consider it to be an ass’ reasoning. I think your reasoning for calling that other guy’s comment racist to be an ass’ reasoning as well.

          • Alex Dương

            O…K…so you’re telling me that you don’t actually believe this yourself:

            I perceive any complimentary comments given about any specific group as racism/prejudice against all other groups, so can we also call out anyone making pro-chinese comments?

            but you nevertheless think there is “reasoning there”? If so, do you think the reasoning is well founded?

          • Jahar

            yes. it’s the classic logic for banning pro white groups, pro men groups, pro straight groups. If you are American you must know about this. Or maybe in your group you don’t see it. I don’t know.

            But anyway, saying anything about any group is gonna be see as prejudice by someone. Lots of oversensitive people out there. As a mod, commenting about his “racist” comment is coming across that way.

          • Alex Dương

            I implied that saying “spreeking Engrish” when you’re an adult, not a kid, is casual racism. You are trying to argue that my comment is no different from people arguing that “complimentary comments given about any specific group [are] racism/prejudice against all other groups.”

            First, “spreeking Engrish” isn’t a complimentary comment. It isn’t a neutral “saying anything about any group” comment, either. It’s an insult, and a childish one at that. vonskippy himself grudgingly acknowledges this since he tried to insinuate that cS tolerates “Japanese and Korean bashing.” So my comment is not at all like people who are arguing that complimentary comments to one group are racist comments to others.

            Second, if you want to talk about oversensitive PC culture, I’m against a lot of it too. But it seems that we don’t have the same standards as to what comments count as oversensitive and what don’t. You find my request to vonskippy oversensitive, even though he himself implicitly acknowledged that he was engaging in Chinese bashing.

            Let me give you an example of what I consider oversensitive. One of my acquaintances on Facebook posted an image talking about how black people perceive comments differently. For example, the image considered “mixed people are so beautiful” offensive because it implies that black only has value when it’s mixed with white. I consider that way oversensitive; a compliment is being twisted as an insult.

            Also, are you aware of any pro-white groups that don’t have ties to white nationalists or white supremacists? Because apparently Syracuse and Georgia State have had students in the past few years try to start such clubs on campus. How about you tell me whether the “White Cultural Club” is just complimenting white culture?

          • Jahar

            Whether he admits he’s making fun of them or not is irrelevant. It’s only an issue because it’s Chinese. If he making fun of the German or French way of speaking, you wouldn’t have said a word.

          • Alex Dương

            Whether he admits he’s making fun of them or not is irrelevant.

            Ridiculous. You claim I am being “oversensitive.” I point out that the person you’re defending implicitly admitted to bashing Chinese people. That’s certainly relevant when your argument is essentially a rant against PC culture. PC culture is about finding offense where none exists. In this case, vonskippy admitted he was bashing people, so there is no nonexistent offense here.

            It’s only an issue because it’s Chinese.

            The claim that cS tolerates non-Chinese bashing is also ridiculous. I deleted a comment yesterday that said “looks like mental illness aint only an attribute of negroes.” You chose a really bad example to make your case that I’m enforcing PC culture, and I think you know that it’s bad example.

          • Jahar

            What you deleted is clearly worse than saying “Engrish.” If I say “zee germans,” have bad english will you warn against such things?

          • Alex Dương

            I agree. That, coupled with the poster never having posted here before and having a history of making such comments elsewhere, is why I deleted it. By contrast, I did not delete vonskippy’s comment. I asked him to cut back on the casual racism.

            As for your question, first, let’s be clear, cS does not have an active community of people making fun of German people. That aside, if it’s a one time thing, no. If you actually developed a habit of always sneering at Germans, then yes, I’d also ask you to cut back on it. Again, I strongly disagree with any claim that cS tolerates non-Chinese bashing.

          • guest

            To a point I can see where hes coming from.

            There’s an interesting mini debit on how on how complimentary comments could be racist.

            http://www.quora.com/Is-it-racist-to-say-Asians-are-good-at-math

          • Alex Dương

            I’m not sure if that’s what Jahar had in mind. Given his later examples, it seems like his point is that my request to vonskippy reflects oversensitivity. I disagree because vonskippy implicitly admitted that he was bashing Chinese with his comment.

        • Jahar

          This is the internet! You can’t say bad things here!

          • Alex Dương

            Worked better in Dr. Strangelove. cS is not “the Internet.”

  • Foreign Devil

    Most cities in Canada have air traffic buzzing overhead all the time. It was odd to never see aircraft overhead in Chinese major cities. I live near the airport and flight school so I see them every hour here.

  • haha, that’s the same pic used for the fbi flying over american cities … lol

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