Chinese vessels during a previous military exercise near the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. Photo: AFP
Chinese vessels during a previous military exercise near the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. Photo: AFP

Beijing starts military exercise in disputed South China Sea as tensions with Vietnam rise

  • Three-day training drill near Paracels starts on Tuesday as Hanoi faces pressure at home over Vanguard Bank stand-off

Chinese vessels during a previous military exercise near the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. Photo: AFP
Chinese vessels during a previous military exercise near the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. Photo: AFP
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