Guided-missile destroyer the USS McCampbell carried out the US Navy’s second freedom of navigation operation in the South China Sea this year. Photo: Reuters

Beijing may step up drills in South China Sea amid rising tensions with US military, analysts say

  • Chinese air force and navy simulated face-to-face encounters with invading aircraft and warships in latest exercises
  • They took place the same day a US destroyer carried out a freedom of navigation patrol in the contested waters
Topic |   South China Sea
Guided-missile destroyer the USS McCampbell carried out the US Navy’s second freedom of navigation operation in the South China Sea this year. Photo: Reuters
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