The Shandong, China’s first homegrown aircraft carrier, and a Type 055 guided-missile destroyer take part in drills in the South China Sea. Photo: WeChat
The Shandong, China’s first homegrown aircraft carrier, and a Type 055 guided-missile destroyer take part in drills in the South China Sea. Photo: WeChat

South China Sea: PLA strike group holds live-fire drills after US warships enter region

  • Flotilla led by Chinese-made Shandong aircraft carrier performs ‘confrontational exercises’ as US Navy carries out training and anti-submarine activities
  • Defence experts say Beijing forced to be vigilant as Lunar New Year approaches because military tensions tend to escalate during festival periods

The Shandong, China’s first homegrown aircraft carrier, and a Type 055 guided-missile destroyer take part in drills in the South China Sea. Photo: WeChat
The Shandong, China’s first homegrown aircraft carrier, and a Type 055 guided-missile destroyer take part in drills in the South China Sea. Photo: WeChat
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