Fans of the Judicial Yuan focus on discussing the concept of "airspace" in the world.

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[Instant News/Comprehensive Report] The shooting down of a Chinese spy balloon intruding into US airspace has aroused international attention. The Judicial Yuan used this incident to discuss the concept of "airspace" in the world.

The Judiciary Yuan discussed international current affairs through fans, saying that within a country’s territory, airspace, and territorial sea, a country can enjoy absolute sovereignty, but the height of airspace is not unlimited. According to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, a country can claim complete and exclusive sovereignty over its territory and the space above its territorial sea, that is, airspace, but once it leaves the atmosphere and enters outer space, it cannot claim sovereignty.”

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The Judicial Yuan stated that the International Federation of Aeronautics (FAI) defines the range of outer space at an altitude of 100 kilometers, the so-called "Karman Line", but the U.S. Air Force and Space Administration (NASA) uses an altitude of 80 kilometers as the boundary with outer space. Division.

The Judicial Yuan continued to point out that international law does not define the exact height of the airspace, but the United Nations General Assembly's "Outer Space Treaty" defines "outer space" as an "area that no country can claim sovereignty over, occupy or use". No sovereignty over outer space can be claimed through space exploration.

China's balloons fly at an altitude of 60,000 to 65,000 feet (approximately equal to 18.2 to 19.8 kilometers). China recognizes that the balloons are owned by the country and claim to be owned by the people. The purpose of use is scientific research; 3:29 am Taiwan time on the 5th , The US F-22 fighter jet fired an anti-aircraft missile and shot it down. The relevant US units will study the wreckage of the balloon to find out whether it is a spy balloon.

A Chinese balloon that had drifted over the continental United States for at least five days was shot down by a missile fired by a U.S. F-22 fighter jet.

(Associated Press)