China has deployed two members of its rapidly growing aircraft carrier fleet to threaten Taiwan as tensions with the United States continue to ratchet up. As The Sun reports:
The huge carriers, the Liaoning and Shandong, are currently engaged in combat readiness training in the tightly controlled Bohai Bay, in the Yellow Sea before sailing to join an invasion war game near Pratas island…
This will be the first time China’s new aircraft carriers deploy together for the first time and the move has sparked fears in Taiwan of a possible invasion of its Pratas islands – which could then be used as a staging point for an attack on the mainland.
It comes after Beijing threatened to “reunify” Taiwan in response to Donald Trump saying he could “cut off the whole relationship” with China…
But China’s foreign minister Wang Yi said yesterday this would risk “a new Cold War” as he rejected Washington’s “lies” over its handling of coronavirus while saying Beijing was open to an international effort to find its source.
#China Set to deploy its two new aircraft carriers #Liaoning and #Shandong off the coast of #Taiwan in preparation for war games. This will be the first time the Chinese communist regime fields 2 carrier battle groups together.Amid tensions betwn #US #Washington & Beijing peaks. pic.twitter.com/gjJPAqfQJa
— TDA Academy⭐️ (@AcademyTDA) May 26, 2020
Tensions between the US and China have reached a boiling point after the Coronavirus, which was of Chinese origin.