China, Russia holding joint military drills in South China Sea

  • Date of Publication : 29/07/2016 at 12:01 GMT
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The Chinese Foreign Ministry announced that China and Russia will hold joint military sea maneuvers in September in the South China Sea.

After amid tensions over ownership of parts of the South China Sea, Beijing announced that China plans to hold Joint Sea exercises with Russia in South China Sea.

The announcement of holding joint military drills with Russia by Beijing comes while the tensions in the South China Sea have been intensified, following the recent decision by the Hague tribunal court against China.

According to Asia News Agency, Yang Yujun, Chinese Defense Ministry spokesperson said on Thursday that sea military drills will be held sometime in September in South China Sea by China and Russia.

But Yang Yujun stressed that the military exercises will be done following the other joint exercises of the two countries, hence, it’s quite usual and customary.

Not long ago, the Hague Tribunal court issued a decree declaring that China has no right in a disputed area of the country with Philippines.

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