The 248 metre-long (814ft) Kaga, which can operate several helicopters simultaneously, will make stops in Southeast Asian countries such as Indonesia and at ports in India and Sri Lanka. Photo: Reuters

Japan will deploy a helicopter carrier to the South China Sea and Indian Ocean. How will Beijing respond?

Japan’s growing visibility in those waters reflects concern it shares with the United States over China’s military presence in a region through which trade routes pass that are vital to the Japanese and US economies

Topic |   South China Sea

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The 248 metre-long (814ft) Kaga, which can operate several helicopters simultaneously, will make stops in Southeast Asian countries such as Indonesia and at ports in India and Sri Lanka. Photo: Reuters
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