According to him, on May 2, the aircraft carrier of the Chinese Navy Liaoning proceeded between the islands of Okinawa and Miyako to the Pacific Ocean, and after that, more than 200 training takeoffs and landings of helicopters and fighters on the aircraft carrier were recorded from May 3 to 15.

“Given that activity is observed in the air and sea spaces near the Japanese islands of Nansei and Taiwan, we intend to continue monitoring the situation with high concern,” RIA Novosti quotes the minister.

On May 13, the Australian Defense Minister said that a Chinese military intelligence ship had been sighted in the Australian exclusive economic zone.

The minister added that the Australian Department of Defense had "never seen a Chinese People's Liberation Army ship go this far south" before.