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Carrier embarks on mission to South China Sea

Updated: 2013-11-27 06:33
By Li Xiaokun ( China Daily)

Voyage to test vessel's capability in open waters with big waves, analyst says

China's sole aircraft carrier left for the South China Sea on Tuesday on a mission to test its crew and technical capabilities.

The Liaoning's voyage comes amid rising tensions between China and Japan over the Diaoyu Islands, as well as lingering territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

Carrier embarks on mission to South China Sea

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