Posted BY: Q1| NwoReport

Source: NewsWeek

Japanese forces closely monitored a new, advanced Chinese destroyer and its escorts as they carried out an 18-day journey around Japan’s main islands that concluded on Wednesday.

The Japanese Joint Staff said that the Chinese vessels were closely watched by Japanese armed forces, which sent frigates and surveillance aircraft to monitor the ships’ progress, according to The South China Morning Post.

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Leading the Chinese force was the new Type 055 guided-missile destroyer Lhasa. It was escorted by the Type 052D guided-missile destroyer Chengdu and Type 903A supply ship Dongpinghu.

The Lhasa sailed through the Tsushima Strait between Japan and the Korean peninsula beginning on June 12 and traveled through the Sea of Japan, passing through the Soya Strait before heading south into the Pacific and then returning to the East China Sea by June 29.

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