PLA Navy’s aircraft carrier Shandong sails past Taiwan island, starts 1st far sea drill in West Pacific

Global Times – The aircraft carrier Shandong of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy reportedly started its first exercise in the West Pacific on Wednesday after sailing past the island of Taiwan, breaking the first island chain, with analysts saying that the voyage shows the PLA Navy’s second aircraft carrier is fully ready for far sea operations and safeguarding China’s national sovereignty and territorial integrity.