The ‘secret visit’ comes just days after it was revealed that a Chinese warship had confronted an Australian vessel in the South China Sea, with Australian helicopter pilots targeted with lasers.

Sydney: Three Chinese warships are seen docked at a naval base in Australia on Monday.—AFP. Sydneysiders have reacted with surprise to the sudden appearance of a People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLA- N) frigate, an auxiliary replenishment ship, and an amphibious vessel docked at Garden Island. The arrival of three Chinese warships into Sydney Harbour on Monday morning came as a huge surprise to most Australians.

Three Chinese warships are seen docked at Garden Island naval base in Sydney on June 3, 2019. China has condemned Australian news reports of a surprise visit by three of Beijing’s warships to Sydney.

Mr Morrison correctly acknowledged the warships were returning from counter-drug trafficking operations in the Middle East, but did not mention that immediately before sailing into Sydney, the Chinese taskforce had been conducting live-firing exercises west of Australia in the South Indian Ocean.

There has been much comment in recent days about the arrival of three Chinese warships entering and berthing at Sydney Harbour’s Garden Island. The Chinese military has begun a four-day slumber party in Sydney Harbour to which it may or may not have been invited. AFP June 04, 2019. A People's Liberation Army frigate, an auxiliary replenishment ship, and an amphibious vessel are docking at Garden Island for a four-day stopover. AFP/Peter Parks Chinese warships cause surprise in Sydney Harbour Three Chinese warships quietly entered Sydney Harbour on Monday morning, where they landed at the Garden Island naval base. Three American warships have steamed into Australian ports a fortnight after a trio of Chinese navy vessels docked in Sydney Harbour.

The arrival of three Chinese warships in Sydney harbour was not a surprise, Scott Morrison has said, despite the fact that the government did not announce the visit in advance. Three Chinese warships have made a stop at Sydney Harbour and many couldn't help but point out a disturbing issue with their timing.

Three Chinese warships with 700 sailors on board will spend the next four days docked in Sydney Harbour on an unannounced visit. The Australian government is playing down a visit of three Chinese warships and 700 sailors to Sydney Harbour, only 24 hours before the 30th anniversary of … The Australian government is playing down a visit of three Chinese warships and 700 sailors to Sydney Harbour, only 24 hours before the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Three Chinese warships with 700 sailors on board will spend the next four days docked in Sydney Harbour on an unannounced visit. Three Chinese warships sailed into Sydney Harbour on Monday in an unannounced visit, on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests. The sighting of three Chinese warships comes amid heightened concern about Beijing's growing clout in the South Pacific region Sydney (AFP) - Australians enjoying a sunny winter morning were shocked by the sight of three Chinese warships steaming into Sydney Harbour Monday, forcing the prime minister to reassure jittery residents. This has included Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s stating the visit had been ‘planned for some time,’ [1] through to Medcalf’s (@Rory_Medcalf) asking on Twitter ‘… Chinese warships arrive in Sydney Harbour for four-day stop. When three Chinese warships sailed through the Sydney Heads this week, defence figures with a keen sense of history felt an unmistakable tremor from the past, write Andrew Probyn and Andrew Greene. Three large Chinese warships have arrived in Sydney Harbour in a show of military might that has shocked locals. Three Chinese warships with 700 sailors on board will spend the next four days docked in Sydney Harbour on an unannounced visit. Three Chinese warships have arrived in Sydney Harbour for a visit that was not publicly announced by the Government.