Chinese aircraft carrier and 5 ships pass Okinawa on way to Pacific


World Affairs

4/4/2021, 6:53:24 PM

Nikkei Asia reports The Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning and five escort vessels have passed through a key waterway off Japan on their way to the Pacific Ocean, the Joint Staff Office of the Japanese Defense Ministry said Sunday. Accompanying the Liaoning were one Renhai class stealth guided missile destroyer, two Luyang III class guided missile destroyers, one Jiangkai II multi-role frigate and one Fuyu class fast combat support ship. It comes just days after exercises between the U.S. and Australian navies in the Eastern Pacific.