WATCH: China’s South Sea Fleet aircraft carrier Shandong carries out combat training

WATCH: China's South Sea Fleet aircraft carrier Shandong carries out combat training Credit: Twitter @PeoplesDailyapp

China’s Shandong aircraft carrier was filmed carrying out combat training in the South China Sea, as shared on social media on Wednesday, August 24.

Video footage of China’s “Shandong” aircraft carrier was shared on Twitter by People’s Daily app, a China state-affiliated media agency:

“Chinese aircraft carrier the #Shandong has undergone combat training in the South China Sea, according to a video released by the South Sea Fleet on Wednesday.”

 

First launched on April 26, 2017, the Shandong is a Chinese aircraft carrier belonging to the People’s Liberation Army Navy of the People’s Republic of China.

It is the country’s first domestically built aircraft carrier and second in PLAN service after the completion and commissioning of Liaoning, from which it is derived.

The footage follows previous footage released by the People’s Liberation Army of China of a simulated landing operation against Taiwan, as reported on Tuesday, August 9.

The rising tensions between the US, China and Taiwan, come after Nancy Pelosi, speaker for the United States House of Representatives, enraged China after deciding to stage a US visit to Taiwan, a move that would potentially recognise Taiwan as an independent sovereign state, and not as the Republic of China.

However, many politicians were concerned, once the news of the visit spread, that if the US did not send Pelosi, it would look like the nation had backed down in front of China.


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