The PLA will conduct a naval drill in the South China Sea starting on Saturday. Photo: Handout
The PLA will conduct a naval drill in the South China Sea starting on Saturday. Photo: Handout

US-China rivalry puts Pacific centre stage for world’s navies

  • The US Indo-Pacific command is planning a near-month-long series of global exercises with major allies including Japan, Britain and Australia
  • Meanwhile China will conduct exercises in the disputed South China Sea as its seeks to assert its claim to the waters

Topic |   South China Sea
The PLA will conduct a naval drill in the South China Sea starting on Saturday. Photo: Handout
The PLA will conduct a naval drill in the South China Sea starting on Saturday. Photo: Handout
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