The US said its drills showed it was committed to regional security and stability. Photo: Handout

Beijing ‘is ready to counter US’ as both navies hold drills in South China Sea

  • US military says exercises are a response to Beijing’s rising assertiveness and it will not be intimidated by China
  • Retired PLA naval officer says China will not waver in safeguarding its interests, while Global Times says the sea is fully in the PLA’s grasp
Topic |   South China Sea
The US said its drills showed it was committed to regional security and stability. Photo: Handout
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