A Chinese navy fleet leaves Zhoushan on Tuesday for a week of joint drills with Russia. Photo: Xinhua
A Chinese navy fleet leaves Zhoushan on Tuesday for a week of joint drills with Russia. Photo: Xinhua

China, Russia begin naval drills in waters near Taiwan, Japan

  • Exercise is being held off Zhejiang in the East China Sea – the closest it’s been held to the Taiwan Strait, and also close to Japanese waters
  • Analysts say the week-long annual war games aim to send a message to Taipei, as well as to Tokyo over its new security strategy

A Chinese navy fleet leaves Zhoushan on Tuesday for a week of joint drills with Russia. Photo: Xinhua
A Chinese navy fleet leaves Zhoushan on Tuesday for a week of joint drills with Russia. Photo: Xinhua
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