China plans South China Sea military drills as court rules

July 3, 2016 10:19 AM

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BEIJING – China's Maritime Safety Administration says the country will hold seven-day military drills around disputed islands in the South China Sea from Tuesday.

The exercises will overlap with Wednesday's expected ruling by an international arbitration court on China's sweeping claims in the South China Sea.

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