Chinese spy ship shadows USS John C. Stennis during naval exercises

June 15, 2016 7:37 AM

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Chinese spy ship shadows USS John C. Stennis during naval exercises

A Chinese spy ship shadowed a U.S. aircraft carrier that was joining Japan and India in drills close to waters that China has laid claim to in the western Pacific Ocean.

Reuters reported, citing a Japanese official, that the USS John C. Stennis joined nine other naval ships, a Japanese military helicopter and Indian frigates in waters off of the Japanese Okinawan island chain. Submarine hunting patrol planes also joined in the annual exercise.

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