The PLA Air Force has changed its approach from passive to active, according to one officer. Photo: Xinhua

Chinese warplanes take South China Sea exercises to new level

  • Latest drill transforms PLA’s approach in the disputed waterway from ‘passive’ to ‘proactive’ in marked contrast to previous war games
  • New strategy aimed at preparing for ‘unexpected confrontations’
Topic |   China military

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The PLA Air Force has changed its approach from passive to active, according to one officer. Photo: Xinhua
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Kristin Huang

Kristin Huang

Kristin Huang is a senior China reporter, who focuses on diplomacy and defence. She joined the Post in 2016 and previously reported for China Review News Agency. Kristin is interested in security in northeast Asia and China's growing military might.