Sputnik: Chinese Bombers Take to Skies Above South China Sea for ‘High Intensity Training’ – VideoThe spike in tensions in the strategic waterway comes amid a broader, multi-front rift in China-US ties on issues ranging from Hong Kong and Taiwan to trade, technology transfer and ideological questions.
Xian H-6G and Xian H-6J strategic bombers have staged drills in the South China Sea, with the exercises including nighttime operations, long-range sorties and simulated attack on sea targets, China’s Defence Ministry announced on Thursday.
The drills, described by Defence Ministry spokesperson Col. Ren Guoqiang as “high-intensity training,” were characterized as routine operations aimed at improving naval aviation’s combat readiness. Ren did not specify the drills’ precise location or time.
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Update #1: Chinese long-range bombers join drills over South China Sea (Stars and Stripes)
Update #2: Chinese new bombers conducted high-intensity training in South China Sea (Defence Blog)
WNU Editor: These exercises have given China to showcase its newest bomber …. PLA Navy’s new bomber debuts in South China Sea drills (Global Times).