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China and Russia launch naval exercises in Yellow Sea



Chinese and Russian naval forces have begun six days of joint exercises in the Yellow Sea off China's eastern coast, Chinese state media report.

Anti-submarine operations and the simulated rescue of hijacked vessels will feature in the drills.

It is first time the two navies have conducted such drills, although both countries have participated in four military exercises since 2005.

They come amid tensions with China's neighbours over territorial claims.

Six countries claim competing sovereignty over areas in the South China Sea, which is believed to contain huge deposits of oil and gas.

That has led to occasional flare-ups and competition to occupy islands, reefs and sandbars. Last week the US and Philippines began joint military exercises in the South China Sea.

China said on Thursday that these drills were aimed at upholding regional peace and some analysts say they are also a sign of closer ties between the regional giants.

"This joint military exercise is a long scheduled one between China and Russia in order to uphold regional peace and stability," AFP quotes foreign ministry spokesman Liu Weimin as saying.

More than 4,000 Chinese service personnel will attend and China will also supply 16 vessels made up of five missile destroyers, five missile frigates, four missile boats and a support vessel and hospital ship.

Thirteen aircraft and five shipboard helicopters will also take part, Xinhua reports.

Russia's contribution includes four warships, three of them missile cruisers, and three supply ships, Xinhua adds.

The exercises will focus on joint maritime air defence, anti-submarine tactics, maritime search and rescue as well as efforts to rescue hijacked vessels, Chinese security officials say.----

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17803624


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  • the general public are fed that america is the best but truly they have never fought a war with any nation that had a army other then world war 2. they couldnt even hold iraq. china and russia are not iraq, and barring propaganda, are educated and know how to fight a war.

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    • @MB-UK the problem with the us army is it cant adapt to fight unconventional overall, they have special forces but its main force cant adapt to unconventional thinking. also it relies on supply train, remember iraq and the huge trucks, what happens if they cant secure air, those trucks get hit and they lose fuel and ammo then what? i think its downfall is logistics, its tanks cant run on normal gas, m16a4 would have hard time with modern body armor that russia and china has, and they depend heav More..

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    • @nowhereman1 Except Chinese don't know how to fight a war, sorry but they were raped in WW2 by Japanese and saved by Russians.

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    • @Alesm muhahaha, too much Vodka?

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  • These two keep hanging around together..watch out.

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  • Soon to be heading for the Strait of Hormuz to help their allie Iran.

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  • This will last only until the Russian Admiral has too much vodka and gets violent before he passes out then the Chinese Admiral's wife will find out he was out partying with the Russian Admiral and she'll kick his ass, slap the snot out of him and post that here on LL.

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  • US and RUSSIA will never fight each other,don't be a fool.

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  • THE REAL ENEMIES OF THE USA! BIGGER THREAT THE MUSLIMS. WAKE UP AMERICA , TIME TO START PLAYING HARD BALL AND STAND UP TO THEM!

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    • @esauistheend SHUT THE FUCK UP LOSER! God, you are one asshole creep! GET THE FUCK OUT OF MY GREAT COUNTRY YOU CUNT!

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  • China is going to be the global powerhouse owning the USA soon.

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