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China, Russia to hold joint drills in S China Sea

The exercises are to enhance the capabilities of the two to jointly deal with maritime security threats, says Beijing

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China's South Sea Fleet taking part in a drill in the South China Sea in May.

Beijing

CHINA and Russia will hold joint naval exercises in the South China Sea in September, Beijing's defence ministry said on Thursday, after an international tribunal invalidated the Asian giant's extensive claims in the area.

The drills will be carried out in the "relevant sea

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