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China conducts drill in South China sea, US steps up vigil: Report

By Hindustan times

It seems tensions between China and the US over the South China Sea will continue under the new US administration as the Chinese military recently conducted a live-fire drill to test its response to repeated missile attacks in a “far sea” and Washington also has been stepping up reconnaissance activities in the area.

According to South China Morning Post, there are fresh signs that from the Chinese and the American armed forces that tensions over the South China Sea will continue.

The Chinese military’s Southern Theatre Command conducted a live-fire drill to test its response to repeated missile attacks in a “far sea”, state broadcaster CCTV reported on Saturday without saying when or where the exercise took place.

The drill involved the guided-missile destroyer Yinchuan, guided-missile frigate Hengyang, the amphibious dock landing ship Wuzhishan, and the support ship Chagan Hu, according to the report. The Southern Theatre Command is responsible for overseeing the vast waters claimed by China in the South China Sea.

At the same time, the US has been stepping up reconnaissance activities in the area.

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