China-Russia drill no reason for concern

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Commentary: China-Russia joint military drill no reason for concern

by Xinhua Writer Wang Haiqing

BEIJING, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) — As China and Russia started the second phase of an annual joint naval drill Thursday off the coast of Vladivostok, quite a few worrywarts have found themselves attracted to the sensational claim that the two countries are stepping up efforts to forge a military alliance.

They have fallen prey to the idea partly because earlier reports by Western news organizations almost unanimously wove some carefully chosen facts into the background of the news of the Joint Sea-2015 (II) exercise so as to deliver home a false impression.

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