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Aircraft Carriers: Far East

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL3081, tabled on 13 October 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what impact, if any, rising tensions between China and Taiwan have had on the route for the carrier strike group.

Answered on

19 October 2021

The Carrier Strike Group's ships navigated the South China Sea and HMS Richmond navigated the Taiwan Strait as necessary between planned activity in the Indo-Pacific region. The tension between China and Taiwan, although noted, did not change the routing of the Carrier Strike Group.