Beijing, dated 4
China has also included its aircraft carrier and nuclear submarines in military drills in Taiwan’s Straits in protest of US Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taipei. While China claims Taiwan as its territory, Zhang Junse, a senior research fellow at the Naval Research Academy of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), told the Global Times that its first aircraft carrier group will demonstrate its might in the PLA’s six-zone drill from Thursday to Sunday. A nuclear submarine is usually accompanied by an aircraft carrier group in its mission, he added. The drill has been conducted by PLA’s Eastern Theater Command while troops from other theater commands have also participated in the exercise. However, Zhang did not say which carriers participated in the drill.