I don't think the British ships' schedule will be affected by a Chinese aircraft carrier's mission. The ships can operate in the same area, we are not at war.
@Richard Santos bro sanity prevail, long live the QUEEN...lol, this scripted is taken from the Benny Hill show its laughable...hahahahaThere are more at stake than whether they are at war. Britain is clearly trying to tread a very fine line. She let it be know her carriers were in SCS, but carefully refrained from publishing any photos proving the fact. She definitely want it to exhibit the necessary signs that would satisfy the US that the UK would be right there fighting with the US in case the situation turns hot, yet she clearly want to avoid exhibiting too much of the kind of signs that would signal to the chinese that the UK would go all in with the US irrespective of her relations with China.
Tiny Britain did not rise to become dominant over 1/4 of the earth for almost 100 years without first becoming very skilled at calculating her exact interest to a fine nicety and playing both sides of any game with absolute mastery,
Maybe, it was that pic of the H-6 loaded-up with YJ-12s??? LolIt seems Shandong's short sortie might have had the desired effect, QE's strike group has left SCS and entered Philippine Sea via Luzon Strait: