Aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth and her Carrier Strike Group have entered the South China Sea for the second time, despite Chinese warnings.
This is the second time the British carrier strike group has entered the disputed region.
UK Carrier Strike Group 21 is entering the South China Sea through Bashi Channel. pic.twitter.com/Gz6EKrpDov — Duan Dang (@duandang) October 4, 2021.
China previously issued a warning to the UK’s Carrier Strike Group not to carry out any “improper acts” as it entered the South China Sea for the first time earlier this year.
“The Chinese side believes that the South China Sea should not become a sea of great power rivalry dominated by weapons and warships.
What happened last time a British vessel sailed through the South China Sea?.
In 2018, assault ship HMS Albion was challenged by a Chinese frigate and two helicopters during freedom of navigation exercise in the South China Sea. »