The PLA Navy’s South Sea Fleet plays a key role in asserting China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea. Photo: AFP

China puts new weapons and warships through paces in live-fire drills near Vietnam

  • Hanoi not expected to voice strong objections to exercises, military expert says
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The PLA Navy’s South Sea Fleet plays a key role in asserting China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea. Photo: AFP
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Minnie Chan

Minnie Chan

Minnie Chan is an award-winning journalist, specialising in reporting on defence and diplomacy in China. Her coverage of the US EP-3 spy plane crash with a PLA J-8 in 2001 near the South China Sea opened her door to the military world. Since then, she has had several scoops relating to China's military development. She has been at the Post since 2005 and has a master's in international public affairs from The University of Hong Kong.