On Saturday, July 4, Nimitz and Ronald Reagan will begin to carry out the most ambitious maneuvers in the South China Sea in recent years.
American aircraft carriers Nimitz and Ronald Reagan with escort ships were sent to the area of Chinese maneuvers near the disputed islands in the South China Sea. This was reported on July 3 by The Wall Street Journal.
It is noted that the ships will begin to carry out the вЂњmost ambitious in recent yearsвЂќ exercises in the South China Sea to вЂњconvey to China an unambiguous message that they do not approve of the buildup of BeijingвЂ™s military power in the region.вЂќ
At the same time, US Navy Admiral George Wikoff emphasized that US exercises are not a response to Chinese maneuvers, but PRC exercises вЂњjustify the presence of the US Navy.вЂќ
According to the publication, in the framework of the exercises, flights based on aircraft carriers will be carried out in order to test their combat effectiveness.
Earlier it became known that from July 1 to 5, China will conduct exercises in the area of the Xisha Islands (Paracel Islands). In the State Department, BeijingвЂ™s actions in the disputed waters of South China were called provocative.
Xisha Islands are the subject of a territorial dispute between China and Vietnam.
The ownership of another archipelago in the South China Sea вЂ” Nansha (Spratly) вЂ” is disputed by China, Vietnam, Brunei, Malaysia, and the Philippines.