The Chinese navy carries out a drill in the Spratly Islands chain after completing an anti-piracy operation in the Gulf of Aden. Photo: PLA Daily The Chinese navy carries out a drill in the Spratly Islands chain after completing an anti-piracy operation in the Gulf of Aden. Photo: PLA Daily
The Chinese navy carries out a drill in the Spratly Islands chain after completing an anti-piracy operation in the Gulf of Aden. Photo: PLA Daily

Chinese navy anti-piracy drill ends with detour through South China Sea islands for US attention

  • Manoeuvre comes days after US Navy challenged Beijing’s claim to Spratlys
  • PLA says it remains committed to its mission despite the Covid-19 pandemic

Topic |   South China Sea
The Chinese navy carries out a drill in the Spratly Islands chain after completing an anti-piracy operation in the Gulf of Aden. Photo: PLA Daily The Chinese navy carries out a drill in the Spratly Islands chain after completing an anti-piracy operation in the Gulf of Aden. Photo: PLA Daily
The Chinese navy carries out a drill in the Spratly Islands chain after completing an anti-piracy operation in the Gulf of Aden. Photo: PLA Daily
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