The Liaoning (centre) takes part in a drill in the Pacific Ocean in April last year. The aircraft carrier and other Chinese vessels sailed through the Miyako Strait on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters

Chinese warship the Liaoning sails through Miyako Strait on way to Pacific Ocean for drills

  • Fuel supply ship and other naval vessels seen accompanying the aircraft carrier
  • Analysts expect navy to carry out exercises ‘to improve its fighting power and operations in areas it is not familiar with’
Topic |   China military

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The Liaoning (centre) takes part in a drill in the Pacific Ocean in April last year. The aircraft carrier and other Chinese vessels sailed through the Miyako Strait on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters
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Two warships from the People’s Liberation Army Navy at Garden Island Naval Base in Sydney, Australia. Photo: EPA

Chinese warships in Sydney: a surprise for the Australian public, and a show of strength from Beijing?

  • Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the visit was reciprocal, while to experts it showed China’s ability to carry out naval operations globally
  • The flotilla has also been described as a ‘public relations disaster’, since it followed other controversies involving Australian and Chinese vessels
Topic |   China-Australia relations

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Two warships from the People’s Liberation Army Navy at Garden Island Naval Base in Sydney, Australia. Photo: EPA
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