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

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