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China Holding Military Exercises in South China Sea

China Holding Military Exercises in South China Sea

China held a military exercise in the South China Sea this week and will hold another on Saturday. One of the exercises on Tuesday was said to have involved more than 100 ships, including some with nuclear devices.

Chinese state media reported that many ships took part in the “live-fireexercises on Tuesday. They reported that many aircraft and “several missile launch battalionswith an “unknown number of information-warfare troopsalso took part.

China’s defense ministry began warning shipping companies and countries in the area about the military exercises 10 days ago. It said the training would take place southeast of Hainan Island, close to the Paracel Islandswhich Vietnam claims — and north of the Spratly Islands.

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