A fighter jet takes off from China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier. Photo: Japan Ministry of Defence
A fighter jet takes off from China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier. Photo: Japan Ministry of Defence

Chinese navy drills reveal greater ability to project power deeper into Pacific, analysts say

  • China’s Liaoning and Shandong aircraft carrier groups have carried out massive drills in the western Pacific and the South China Sea
  • Sheer number of fighter jet sorties shows China’s naval operation abilities have significantly improved, US-based analyst says

A fighter jet takes off from China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier. Photo: Japan Ministry of Defence
A fighter jet takes off from China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier. Photo: Japan Ministry of Defence
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