The USS Nimitz is one of two aircraft carriers taking part in a large-scale naval exercise in the South China Sea. Photo: US NavyThe USS Nimitz is one of two aircraft carriers taking part in a large-scale naval exercise in the South China Sea. Photo: US Navy
The USS Nimitz is one of two aircraft carriers taking part in a large-scale naval exercise in the South China Sea. Photo: US Navy

US and Chinese naval exercises overlap in South China Sea

  • Two carriers and four warships head to disputed waters as PLA Navy holds five days of drills near Paracels
  • Operation commander says move is part of general response to Beijing assertiveness

Topic |   South China Sea
The USS Nimitz is one of two aircraft carriers taking part in a large-scale naval exercise in the South China Sea. Photo: US NavyThe USS Nimitz is one of two aircraft carriers taking part in a large-scale naval exercise in the South China Sea. Photo: US Navy
The USS Nimitz is one of two aircraft carriers taking part in a large-scale naval exercise in the South China Sea. Photo: US Navy
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