The Shandong, commissioned on Tuesday, will be based in China’s far south. Photo: ifeng The Shandong, commissioned on Tuesday, will be based in China’s far south. Photo: ifeng
The Shandong, commissioned on Tuesday, will be based in China’s far south. Photo: ifeng

China’s new aircraft carrier the Shandong could confront other nations in disputed South China Sea, state media says

  • Commentary warns of face-to-face encounters related to ‘freedom of navigation’ operations, being conducted by nations including the US
  • The new vessel would be used for combat according to state controlled media reports

Topic |   South China Sea
The Shandong, commissioned on Tuesday, will be based in China’s far south. Photo: ifeng The Shandong, commissioned on Tuesday, will be based in China’s far south. Photo: ifeng
The Shandong, commissioned on Tuesday, will be based in China’s far south. Photo: ifeng
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