Indian and Chinese soldiers take part in a joint military exercise in Chengdu, Sichuan province in December. Photo: Reuters

China’s military pulls back from joint war games to focus on training at home

  • But analysts say Beijing will continue military diplomacy efforts to gain intelligence insights as it seeks to expand influence
  • PLA took part in 104 joint drills in 2016 but the number fell to 17 last year
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Indian and Chinese soldiers take part in a joint military exercise in Chengdu, Sichuan province in December. Photo: Reuters
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Kristin Huang

Kristin Huang

Kristin Huang is a senior China reporter, who focuses on diplomacy and defence. She joined the Post in 2016 and previously reported for China Review News Agency. Kristin is interested in security in northeast Asia and China's growing military might.