China will probably send only peacekeeping, anti-piracy, and humanitarian relief personnel to the drill, a Chinese analyst says. Photo: Xinhua

China's role in joint drill with Iran and Russia limited to anti-piracy forces, analysts say

  • Beijing wants to avoid being drawn into conflicts in the Middle East, a region that is crucial to the country’s oil supplies
Topic |   China military

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China will probably send only peacekeeping, anti-piracy, and humanitarian relief personnel to the drill, a Chinese analyst says. Photo: Xinhua
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An Iranian news source says China, Russia and Iran are planning a joint naval exercise soon. Photo: Xinhua

China, Russia, Iran ‘plan joint naval drill in international waters’

  • Iranian news outlet quotes military official as saying exercise will be held soon, but Chinese media silent on reported manoeuvres
Topic |   Iran

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An Iranian news source says China, Russia and Iran are planning a joint naval exercise soon. Photo: Xinhua
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