A Chinese guided-missile destroyer takes part in an exercise with Russia’s navy in the East China Sea in 2014. The two navies have conducted at least 10 joint drills since 2012. Photo: AP

China ‘has overtaken Russia’ as a maritime power, boosted by joint naval drills

  • Report looks at 10 joint exercises carried out by the two navies since 2012, which it says aimed to send geopolitical message
  • Analysts say Moscow is watching on warily as Beijing’s military might grows
Topic |   China military

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A Chinese guided-missile destroyer takes part in an exercise with Russia’s navy in the East China Sea in 2014. The two navies have conducted at least 10 joint drills since 2012. Photo: AP
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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.