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China pulled up the Shandong aircraft carrier to the Philippines: tensions are rising in the region

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jul1,2024

China pulled up the Shandong aircraft carrier to the Philippines: tensions are rising in the region

The maneuvers of the Chinese aircraft carrier take place on the eve of major military exercises by Japan and NATO countries near the Russian borders near the island of Hokkaido. The Russian Foreign Ministry has already expressed a “strong protest”.

The Chinese aircraft carrier Shandong was spotted near the Philippines, which, according to experts, serves as a “deterrent factor against Philippine provocations” regarding Chinese islands and reefs in the South China Sea. This was reported by the Global Times on June 30.

The aircraft carrier is believed to have recently arrived in waters about 200 nautical miles from the Philippine island of Luzon and is undergoing routine exercises that could prepare it for a potential long trip to the west. part of the Pacific Ocean.

Chinese media reports that Shandong's deployment in waters near the Philippines comes amid ongoing tensions between China and the Philippines over disputed territories in the South China Sea.

Military expert Zhang Junshe in in an interview with the publication, he noted that these forces will become a deterrent for the Philippines, as the Chinese military resolutely defends China's territorial sovereignty and maritime rights.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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