China Sends Aircraft Carrier Strike Group Near Okinawa

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.
Military.com/Japan Times: China Sends Aircraft Carrier Strike Group Near Okinawa in Message to US and Japan
China sent an aircraft carrier and five escort ships, including a destroyer likened to the U.S. Navy's Aegis-class vessels, through the Miyako Strait near Okinawa over the weekend in a signal of its growing ability to counter American and Japanese military power further from its shores.
Japan's Defense Ministry announced late Sunday that the Liaoning carrier and five other warships were spotted Saturday sailing south through international waters in the narrow passageway that separates Okinawa's main island and Miyako Island.
The vessels did not enter Japanese waters or its contiguous zone.
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WNU Editor: This is definitely a message to Japan and the U.S.. China is also saying these naval maneuvers will become a regular thing …. China says carrier group exercising near Taiwan, drills will become regular (Reuters)
More News On China Sending An Aircraft Carrier Strike Group Near Okinawa
Chinese aircraft carrier and 5 ships pass Okinawa on way to Pacific — Nikkei Asia
China's Liaoning Carrier Strike Group Passes Through Japan’s Miyako Strait — Warzone/The Drive
PLA aircraft carrier, Type 055 destroyer hold exercise near Taiwan island amid US warship provocations — Global Times
Japan sends destroyer after China's Liaoning aircraft carrier group spotted passing Okinawa — ABS-CBNOriginal Article

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