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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