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China: 'Joint Sea 2016' drills continue in Zhanjiang02:34

China: 'Joint Sea 2016' drills continue in Zhanjiang

China, Zhanjiang
September 14, 2016 at 19:30 GMT +00:00 · Published

A Russian-Chinese eight-day joint naval exercise, titled "Joint Sea 2016", continued at a firing range in Zhanjiang, in southern China's Guangdong Province, on Wednesday.

In the course of the drills the Russian and Chinese marines, supported by armoured vehicles, released a base captured by manoeuvre terrorists. More than 120 soldiers and around ten armoured vehicles were deployed at the range for the combat training. The "Joint Sea 2016" drills will continue at the South China Sea and last till September 19 with the active phase starting on Thursday.

These joint exercises are the fifth of their kind since 2012, but are the first to be held in the South China Sea. The joint exercises coincide with the start of "Valiant Shield 2016" a United States naval drill in the Western Asia-Pacific.

China: 'Joint Sea 2016' drills continue in Zhanjiang02:34
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A Russian-Chinese eight-day joint naval exercise, titled "Joint Sea 2016", continued at a firing range in Zhanjiang, in southern China's Guangdong Province, on Wednesday.

In the course of the drills the Russian and Chinese marines, supported by armoured vehicles, released a base captured by manoeuvre terrorists. More than 120 soldiers and around ten armoured vehicles were deployed at the range for the combat training. The "Joint Sea 2016" drills will continue at the South China Sea and last till September 19 with the active phase starting on Thursday.

These joint exercises are the fifth of their kind since 2012, but are the first to be held in the South China Sea. The joint exercises coincide with the start of "Valiant Shield 2016" a United States naval drill in the Western Asia-Pacific.

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