A Chinese nuclear submarine takes part in the naval parade on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua

China begins joint naval drills with six Southeast Asian nations

  • Exercise shows Beijing is keen to boost its influence in region amid growing US activity, analyst says
  • Thailand, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam ‘and others’ will take part in drills off coast of Qingdao, PLA Navy commander says
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A Chinese nuclear submarine takes part in the naval parade on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua
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