Chinese warship the Yuncheng launches an anti-ship missile during an exercise in waters near Hainan and the Paracel islands in 2016. China has again held military drills near the Paracels. Photo: AP Chinese warship the Yuncheng launches an anti-ship missile during an exercise in waters near Hainan and the Paracel islands in 2016. China has again held military drills near the Paracels. Photo: AP
Chinese warship the Yuncheng launches an anti-ship missile during an exercise in waters near Hainan and the Paracel islands in 2016. China has again held military drills near the Paracels. Photo: AP

South China Sea: Chinese military holds drills near Paracel Islands for a third time this year

  • Maritime safety authority announced two no-go zones, and a source close to the PLA says it was a live-fire exercise
  • It follows US State Department accusation that Beijing had pursued reckless and provocative militarisation of disputed outposts in the waterway

Topic |   South China Sea
Chinese warship the Yuncheng launches an anti-ship missile during an exercise in waters near Hainan and the Paracel islands in 2016. China has again held military drills near the Paracels. Photo: AP Chinese warship the Yuncheng launches an anti-ship missile during an exercise in waters near Hainan and the Paracel islands in 2016. China has again held military drills near the Paracels. Photo: AP
Chinese warship the Yuncheng launches an anti-ship missile during an exercise in waters near Hainan and the Paracel islands in 2016. China has again held military drills near the Paracels. Photo: AP
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