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China Navy Leads Combat Drills in Yellow Sea – SCMP

The exercise seeks to simulate armed confrontations with neighbours in the East and South China Sea, analysts say

China combat drill
China's aircraft carrier Liaoning takes part in a drill by the People's Liberation Army Navy in the western Pacific Ocean. Photo: Reuters


The Chinese Navy’s Lhasa, a type 055 stealth-guided missile destroyer and one of the most advanced warships in the People’s Liberation Army, led a series of drills in the Yellow Sea, the South China Morning Post reported, citing analysts who said the exercise sought to simulate armed confrontations with ‘weaker regional counterparts’ in the East and South China Sea.

The Chinese carried out air-defence, anti-ship and anti-submarine drills over three days, the report added.


Read the full report: South China Morning Post.




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Sean O'Meara

Sean O'Meara is an Editor at Asia Financial. He has been a newspaper man for more than 30 years, working at local, regional and national titles in the UK as a writer, sub-editor, page designer and print editor. A football, cricket and rugby fan, he has a particular interest in sports finance.


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