Some of the personnel taking part in the PLA Southern Theatre Command’s bomber exercises in the South China Sea after the Lunar New Year. Photo: CCTV Some of the personnel taking part in the PLA Southern Theatre Command’s bomber exercises in the South China Sea after the Lunar New Year. Photo: CCTV
Some of the personnel taking part in the PLA Southern Theatre Command’s bomber exercises in the South China Sea after the Lunar New Year. Photo: CCTV
South China Sea

Chinese bombers in strike exercises after US escalation in South China Sea

  • Advanced H-6J among at least 10 planes involved in drills which followed February dual carrier operation in disputed waterway
  • On Wednesday a US destroyer crossed the Taiwan Strait in a further escalation of tensions

Topic |   South China Sea
Some of the personnel taking part in the PLA Southern Theatre Command’s bomber exercises in the South China Sea after the Lunar New Year. Photo: CCTV Some of the personnel taking part in the PLA Southern Theatre Command’s bomber exercises in the South China Sea after the Lunar New Year. Photo: CCTV
Some of the personnel taking part in the PLA Southern Theatre Command’s bomber exercises in the South China Sea after the Lunar New Year. Photo: CCTV

Corrected [6:50pm, 25 Feb, 2021]

  • [6:50pm, 25 Feb, 2021]

    An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the French naval ships had completed two transits in the South China Sea.

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