SCMP: Chinese bombers in strike exercises after US escalation in South China Sea
Thu February, 2021, Age: 2 years
In response to U.S. carrier exercises conducted earlier in February in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, China conducted a bombing exercise using a reported ten H-6J bomber aircraft. The H-6J bomber can be equipped with “ship-killing” missiles and is one of China’s most state of the art aircraft. On Wednesday, it was also reported that a U.S. destroyer transited the Taiwan street in what is sure to be seen as a provocation by China. “This is to show that the Chinese military is capable of countering and closely following what the US is doing, and that it is in control of the situation,” said Yue Gang, a retired People’s Liberation Army colonel.