China War games after US carrier enters LCS – The Chinese Navy is set to hold war games in the South China Sea this week after a US Navy carrier force enters the disputed waters.
China War games after US carrier enters LCS
cheapestbuy11.com – Reported by Reuters on Tuesday (26/1), the Shipping Safety Agency issued an announcement letter asking all civilian vessels to avoid the waters of Tonkin Bay in the west of the Leizhou peninsula, southwest China. The war games are planned to be held from Wednesday (27/1) to Saturday (30/1) this week.
However, there was no detailed description of what types of training and how many fleets of warships were involved in the activity.
The war games are considered to be a form of hidden contention between China and the United States.
Because at the end of last week, the US Navy’s 9th Fleet, led by the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, entered the disputed waters of the South China Sea.
The US Navy’s Indo-Pacific Command said that apart from aircraft carriers, the warships’ fleet also consists of the Ticonderoga-class missile cruisers, USS Bunker Hill, Arleigh Burke-class missile destroyers, USS Russell, and USS John Finn.
The Chinese government reacted immediately to the presence of the US aircraft carrier fleet in the South China Sea.
“This [the emergence of a US parent] is not conducive to peace and stability in the region,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian was quoted as saying by Reuters.
“The United States often sends planes and ships to the South China Sea to show off its strength,” Zhao continued.
China has repeatedly complained about the presence of US Navy ships approaching Chinese-occupied islands in the South China Sea.
Taiwan and a number of countries in Southeast Asia, namely Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines, Brunei Darussalam, have a dispute with China in the South China Sea.
The US’s primary interest in the South China Sea is to protect Taiwan, which is one of their allies. On the other hand, China claims Taiwan is part of their country.
The President of China, Xi Jinping, once promised to control Taiwan even though he had to use force. So far, Chinese Air and Navy fighter jets have also frequently breached Taiwan’s air defense identification areas.
A number of Chinese warships also dared to cross the waters of the Taiwan Strait, which was considered a provocative act.
The Chinese Navy currently has two aircraft carriers, the Liaoning and the Shandong. They also have a military base near the Spratly Islands, South China Sea, which was built by reclamation.