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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Russian Navy Helps Chinese Train to Seize Islands in South China Sea

Chinese and Russian warships, aircraft and troops begin eight days of joint maneuvers in the South China Sea on Monday, including “joint island seizing” in an area where China and the U.S. repeatedly have sparred over freedom of navigation amid multiple territorial disputes.

It will be the sixth Russia-China naval exercise since 2012, but the first to be held in the South China Sea, among the most strategically important and hotly-contested waters on the planet.

People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) spokesman Liang Yang said the wargames would include “joint island seizing,” anti-submarine operations, as well as defense and rescue missions.

Missile and artillery live-fire drills, island landing, island defense and island offense exercises would be carried out, he said.

China claims sovereignty over virtually the entire South China Sea, including resource-rich areas that fall within the exclusive economic zones (EEZs) of surrounding nations. It has alarmed those countries and the U.S., by building and militarizing artificial islands in support of its claims.

The U.S. Navy continues to carry out what it calls “freedom of navigation” patrols in those waters, to Beijing’s publicly-expressed annoyance.



Anonymous said...

Can we just get this damn war started already???? NO american will stand up to stop it, no one will protest unless they are paid, everyone rather have money than morals so, lets just get this damn world war started so at least we can be closer to finishing it and can actually work towards rebuilding and fixing our country...

Anonymous said...

Are you gonna lace your boots up and fight it 3:24?

Anonymous said...

Stop buying you Chinese made dollar store crap and supporting this comuniist country, look at were the products you buy are made because the money that is sent back to china maybe buying the bullets that will kill you husban , wife , son or daughter, in a war with them.

Anonymous said...

Oct 7 is cover your ass and get in your bunker day..Its a coming

Anonymous said...

Im cheering for the Chinese.