China Stages Huge Military Drills

China’s defense ministry said the ongoing drills should not be “excessively interpreted.”

China Stages Huge Military Drills in South China Sea

Simone Orendain

MANILA—China is holding a series of military exercises in the disputed South China Sea this week, and one of them involved live-fire drills with more than 100 ships, including some with nuclear capabilities.

Armed Forces of the Philippines spokesman Restituto Padilla said any country is well within its rights to hold military drills, especially if they take place in international waters. He said the Philippine military has “no problem” with China conducting the exercises, but also called for more dialogue.

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Source: voanews.com

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