Chinese navy conducts more drills

More sabres rattled in South China Sea.

South China Sea: Chinese navy conducts more drills

By Jigmey Bhutia

The Chinese navy has conducted live-fire exercises in the disputed South China Sea from where an estimated $5tn (£3.3tn) of maritime trade passes each year. China‘s defence ministry said the drills were routine, even though other countries have made claims over various parts of the disputed territory.

“The People’s Liberation Army Navy in recent days organised a fleet to go to relevant seas in the South China Sea, by way of the Western Pacific, to carry out exercises,” China’s Defence Ministry said in a statement. “This action is a routine arrangement made in accordance with this year’s naval training plan.”

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