The Chinese navy’s newest and most advanced spy ship, a Type 815 Dongdiao-class auxiliary general intelligence vessel. Photo: Handout

Chinese spy ship spotted near war games, Australia says

Vessel stayed outside territorial waters but was inside exclusive economic zone in move Australian defence officials described as ‘provocative’

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The Chinese navy’s newest and most advanced spy ship, a Type 815 Dongdiao-class auxiliary general intelligence vessel. Photo: Handout
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Laura Zhou

Laura Zhou

Laura Zhou joined the South China Morning Post's Beijing bureau in 2010. She covers China's diplomatic relations and has reported on topics such as Sino-US relations, China-India disputes, and reactions to the North Korea nuclear crisis, as well as other general news.