The Shandong is China’s first domestically produced aircraft carrier. Photo: CCTV
The Shandong is China’s first domestically produced aircraft carrier. Photo: CCTV

Shandong aircraft carrier group concludes South China Sea Exercise

  • The country’s defence ministry said the carrier and its escorts had carried out their first exercise of the year in the disputed waters
  • China has been expanding its military capabilities in the area in recent years, angering rival claimants and prompting the US to step up its own presence

The Shandong is China’s first domestically produced aircraft carrier. Photo: CCTV
The Shandong is China’s first domestically produced aircraft carrier. Photo: CCTV
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