China invited to take part in exercises.
Navy and ASEAN take part in drill
The PLA Navy joined countries from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in a maritime exercise on Monday, signaling a further step in recent frequent exchanges with the regional bloc.
The missile destroyer Lanzhou from the PLA’s South Sea Fleet, carrying a Z9C helicopter and a special operations unit, arrived in Brunei on Sunday for the joint drill under the ASEAN+8 defense ministers’ meeting.
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