Lai Yijun is the captain of the Chinese aircraft carrier Shandong. Photo: Handout Lai Yijun is the captain of the Chinese aircraft carrier Shandong. Photo: Handout
Lai Yijun is the captain of the Chinese aircraft carrier Shandong. Photo: Handout

The English-speaking commander of China’s newest aircraft carrier the Shandong

  • Lai Yijun has a major in missiles and a reputation for stepping up when it counts
  • English is an important requirement as the PLA Navy strives to be considered an international force

Topic |   Defence
Lai Yijun is the captain of the Chinese aircraft carrier Shandong. Photo: Handout Lai Yijun is the captain of the Chinese aircraft carrier Shandong. Photo: Handout
Lai Yijun is the captain of the Chinese aircraft carrier Shandong. Photo: Handout
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