China announces plans to hold joint naval drills with Russia – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

China and Russia will hold joint naval exercises in the South China Sea in September, Beijing’s defence ministry says, after an international tribunal invalidated the Asian giant’s extensive claims in the area.The drills will be carried out in the “relevant sea and air of the South China Sea”, defence ministry spokesman Yang Yujun told reporters at a monthly briefing, adding the exercise was “routine” and “does not target any third party”.

Source: South China Sea: China announces plans to hold joint naval drills with Russia – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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