China’s nuclear submarines were spotted after Britain’s aircraft carriers, say media

China's nuclear submarines were spotted after Britain's aircraft carriers, say media

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The British aircraft carrier was heading for the Pacific Ocean leaving the South China Sea when radar detected the presence of two Shang-class nuclear submarines.

Two Chinese nuclear submarines have been secretly seen chasing Britain’s largest naval ship, the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth. reports British Tabloid Express.

According to the newspaper, the aircraft carrier was heading for the Pacific Ocean leaving the South China Sea when British radars detected the presence of two Shang-class nuclear submarines.

“Beijing is using technology to locate our position, but it is also deploying submarines to advance its rise to superpower status and reinforce its broader intention to dominate trade and security across the country. [oceano] Pacific, contrary to international law,” a British source told the media.

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China’s nuclear submarine (archive image)

China left America behind

On Friday, US Air Force Chief of Staff General Charles Q. Brown Jr. said that China has clearly increased its military capabilities, surpassing the US.

“I would say that China is using every means of power to achieve its goals, and we are lagging behind,” the general said.

Brown said Beijing has become a “strategic competitor with world-leading capabilities”.

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