: :inin Kyiv (EET)

China confirms aircraft carrier sailed through Taiwan Strait


Monitoring Desk

BEIJING:
China confirmed on Monday that its first domestically built aircraft carrier
had sailed through the Taiwan Strait for “routine” training and tests
after Taipei accused Beijing of intimidation around upcoming elections.

The
ship, which has yet to be named, is Beijing’s second carrier and will add
massive firepower to its navy once it is officially put into service as it
faces tensions with self-ruled Taiwan and regional neighbours around the
disputed South China Sea.

The
carrier crossed the sensitive waters on Sunday before entering the South China
Sea for “scientific research tests and routine training”, navy spokesman
Cheng Dewei said on an official social media account.

Cheng
said it was “normal practice” …read more

Source:: The Frontier Post

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