The Liaoning and its strike group are in the western Pacific for a training exercise. Photo: AFP
The Liaoning and its strike group are in the western Pacific for a training exercise. Photo: AFP

Chinese aircraft carriers in separate South China Sea, Pacific training drills

  • Shandong is conducting ‘combat-oriented exercises’ in the contested waterway, while the Liaoning is in the western Pacific
  • PLA is trying to get the two strike groups working together, which would mean they could pressure a target like Taiwan from different directions, expert says

Topic |   China's aircraft carriers
The Liaoning and its strike group are in the western Pacific for a training exercise. Photo: AFP
The Liaoning and its strike group are in the western Pacific for a training exercise. Photo: AFP
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