China roils South China Sea with high-tech aircraft carrier

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 4:31pm

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China’s high-tech aircraft carrier, the Shandong, is 1,000-feet long, weighs 70,000 tons and is extremely powerful. In one of its biggest missions so far, the carrier has been conducting war games this week in the South China Sea — a disputed zone claimed by China, as well as five other countries. The World’s Patrick Winn says that has drawn furious reactions from some officials in the region.