South China Sea Controversy Update: China Conducts Live-Fire Exercises As Tensions Remain High

December 13, 2015 3:56 AM

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South China Sea Controversy Update: China Conducts Live-Fire Exercises As Tensions Remain High

As tensions remain high over the South China Sea, China’s navy has conducted live-fire exercises in recent days, Reuters reported Sunday local time. China’s Defense Ministry said the drills were routine as other countries in the region continue to boost their own forces.

“The People's Liberation Army Navy in recent days organized a fleet to go to relevant seas in the South China Sea, by way of the Western Pacific, to carry out exercises,” a statement from the ministry said. “This action is a routine arrangement made in accordance with this year's naval training plan...

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