Asian press: Chinese military are satisfied with the inconspicuous activities of the British AUG in the South China Sea
The Hong Kong edition of SCMP, citing sources in the Chinese Navy, reports on the Chinese reaction to the presence of an aircraft carrier strike group in the South China Sea. Recall that the flagship of this group is the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth. Earlier, the Chinese media wrote that China would give a tough response in the event of a provocation by the ships of the British AUG off the coast of the PRC, including the islands. At the same time, it was stated that the reaction would depend on how the ships of the British aircraft carrier group would behave.
Now, according to the Hong Kong edition, the rhetoric has softened somewhat. From columnist Minnie Chan:
The PLA Navy notes that so far the British do not allow themselves provocations. It is added that at the moment the AUG ships "did not allow themselves to sail in the area of the Chinese islands." We are talking about the Spratly archipelago, which China calls Nansha and considers its own. At the same time, several other countries in the region claim the islands, including Vietnam, the Philippines and Brunei. By the way, the other day it was in Brunei that the ships of the British aircraft carrier strike group made a call.
From the material of the Asian press:
At the same time, it is reported that in the week HMS Queen Elizabeth left the South China Sea and moved to the Philippine Sea.
We will remind that earlier in London announced the plans of the AUG to pass through the Taiwan Strait. On the eve, Voennoye Obozreniye reported about the information that was voiced in the United States - the appearance in the strait of "many Chinese submarines", including the Chinese submarines of the "Varshavyanka" project.
- Ministry of Defense of Great Britain
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