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China says naval drills not linked to sea disputes 07/01/2011

Friday, July 1, 2011

China says naval drills not linked to sea disputes

07/01/2011
BEIJING — China has said a series of recent naval drills are “routine” and unrelated to simmering tensions in the South China Sea involving a range of nations with competing territorial claims.

When asked about the six military exercises staged by the Chinese Navy in June, including a joint drill with Vietnam in the Gulf of Tonkin, defense ministry spokesman Yang Yujun urged the media not to speculate about their purpose.

“China hopes all parties will treat the Chinese navy’s normal exercises in an objective and rational way,” the official Xinhua news agency quoted Yang as saying Wednesday. He described the drills as “routine arrangements.”

He said China expects all countries involved in the South China Sea disputes to “make the peace and stability of the region a priority and do more to contribute” to that outcome, according to Xinhua..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/nation/20110701nat3.html

1 comment

Anonymous said...

Flexing muscles, but excercising muscle control. Thats what this is.

No one is allowed to shoot... ano.. at each other even long after the drills.

Puro porma at hanggang dyan na lang yan.

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