China’s Type 055 guided-missile destroyer Nanchang was among a fleet of Chinese and Russian ships to pass through the Tsugaru Strait in Japan on Monday. Photo: Handout
China’s Type 055 guided-missile destroyer Nanchang was among a fleet of Chinese and Russian ships to pass through the Tsugaru Strait in Japan on Monday. Photo: Handout

Could a China-Russia military drill be the start of something bigger?

  • Joint air and sea patrols in future exercises would deepen the two countries’ defence cooperation, analyst says
  • Beijing and Moscow are facing pressure from Western alliances such as Aukus and the Quad

Topic |   China's military
China’s Type 055 guided-missile destroyer Nanchang was among a fleet of Chinese and Russian ships to pass through the Tsugaru Strait in Japan on Monday. Photo: Handout
China’s Type 055 guided-missile destroyer Nanchang was among a fleet of Chinese and Russian ships to pass through the Tsugaru Strait in Japan on Monday. Photo: Handout
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