Military exercise

China to join Russia in joint naval drills in Sea of Japan

A Chinese fleet consisting of seven naval vessels departed from east China's harbour city of Qingdao on Monday to participate in Sino-Russian joint naval drills scheduled for July 5 to 12. Photo: Xinhua

The People's Liberation Army Daily reported yesterday that the PLA Navy and the Russian Pacific Fleet would stage its "Joint Sea-2013" exercises in the Sea of Japan's Peter the Great Gulf. The drills, which analysts believe come in response to last month's live-fire exercises between the US and Japanese navies, are expected to begin on Friday and last eight days.

Wednesday, 3 July, 2013, 7:24am 2 comments