BEIJING: China said it conducted air and sea drills in the South China Sea on Tuesday as it stakes an increasingly assertive claim to virtually the whole sea despite rival claims by neighbors.
The live-ammunition drills involved more than 100 ships, dozens of aircraft, information warfare units as well as the nuclear force, the state-backed China Military Online said in a report posted on the defense ministry’s website.
It did not specify where exactly the exercises took place.
The latest exercises focused on integrating information warfare systems with air and naval forces, as well as testing the combat effectiveness of new weapons and equipment, China Military Online said.
When Iran became an international threat ( especially to its neighbours), U N was all too willing and eager to impose sanctions against that country. Why that policy is not applied to China, which has become a menace to several countries in the region!
In South China Sea, China is flexing her muscle illegally.
impartial • tanmay chakrabarti
Don’t be one-sided. The U.S and the Philippines conducted numerous “joint exercises” there, as recently as last month. Japan and the Philippines have just done the same also. They all openly stated that their “exercises” were “aimed at China”. Vietnam has occupied over 40 “posts”, all of which are hundreds of kms from their coastline, stationed troops there with heavy weaponry and routinely flew their SU-MK30s over these places. The Philippines occupies the second largest island, which is also over 4 hundread KMs from their main land (definitely not in their 200-mile ExeclusiveEccZone), built air strips and stationed armed forces there. Regarding such activities, no one said a thing, especially the US, which actually helps and encourages them. If these countries can claim and occupy areas there by force, why not China? If these countries can show military might there, why not China?