Chinese aircraft carrier formation trains in waters around Taiwan

The Chinese PLA Navy’s Liaoning aircraft carrier formation conducted a training exercise in waters around Taiwan, Chine PLA Navy Spokesperson Senior Captain Gao Xiucheng said in a statement April 5 as reported by Chinese Military Online.

According to the report, Gao said the training “was a routine training exercise organized according to the annual work plan to test the troops’ training effectiveness and beef up their capability to safeguard national sovereignty, security and development interests.”

The PLA Navy spokesperson also noted that “in the future, the PLA Navy will continue to carry out such exercise and training activities on a regular basis as planned.”