A fighter jet takes off from China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier. Chinese and US vessels have regularly warned each other during American operations in the South China Sea. Photo: Japan Ministry of Defence
A fighter jet takes off from China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier. Chinese and US vessels have regularly warned each other during American operations in the South China Sea. Photo: Japan Ministry of Defence

China’s military deploys English skills during tense maritime encounters

  • New generation of naval officers aboard PLA’s first aircraft carrier more confident in using the foreign language to warn off planes and vessels, commander says
  • Previously, Chinese captains rarely spoke when faced with American ships because of language barrier and lack of experience, according to naval officer

A fighter jet takes off from China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier. Chinese and US vessels have regularly warned each other during American operations in the South China Sea. Photo: Japan Ministry of Defence
A fighter jet takes off from China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier. Chinese and US vessels have regularly warned each other during American operations in the South China Sea. Photo: Japan Ministry of Defence
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