Thursday, July 28, 2016

China And Russia To Hold Joint Military Exercises In The South China Sea

Chinese and Russian naval vessels participate in the Joint Sea 2014 naval drill outside Shanghai, May 24, 2014. | Photo: Reuters

ABC News Online: South China Sea: China announces plans to hold joint naval drills with Russia

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

The drills will be carried out in the "relevant sea and air of the South China Sea", defence ministry spokesman Yang Yujun told reporters at a monthly briefing, adding the exercise was "routine" and "does not target any third party".

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WNU Editor: This is both China and Russia sending a message to everyone in Asia that they are going to work together .... and everyone is taking note.

More News On China And Russia To Hold Joint Military Exercises In The South China Sea

China, Russia plan joint military drills in South China Sea -- AP
China To Hold Military Drills With Russia In South China Sea -- Reuters
China and Russia to hold joint drills in South China Sea -- BBC
China, Russia announce joint military drills in contested South China Sea -- UPI
Russia and China Team Up in South China Sea -- US News and World Report
China, Russia to carry out joint military drills in South China Sea -- Japan Times
Chinese & Russian navies to hold drills in South China Sea in September -- RT
Russia, China to Hold Joint South China Sea Drills in September -- Sputnik
China, Russia to Conduct Join Military Drills in South China Sea -- Washington Free Beacon
China, Russia throw down gauntlet in South China Sea -- Washington Free Beacon
Why has Russia teamed up with China in the South China Sea? -- Ben Rosen, CSM


B.Poster said...

Everyone should take note. As for the "notes" each individual country should be taking, this is something they each individually will need to decide. As for the United States, we should be watching and trying to learn. If you want to be the best, study the best. The two most powerful military forces on earth joining forces even if only temporarily, now that's a sight to behold!!

Young Communist said...

Is only the last of many messages the two send to NATO and U.S. allies. Not only in military matters.
And not only in Pacific front.

fazman said...

Hope the chinese have enough tug boats to go around.
Russia worlds most powerful military
Nope not buy a long shot.

B.Poster said...

While I could be mistaken about the power structure, to say "nope not by a long shot" is very respectfully inaccurate. If nuclear capabilities, anti-ship capabilities, cyber warfare capabilities, and superior intelligence services, as well as a broad and deep network of agents operating in countries they have adversarial relations with are factored in Russia is at the very least equal to the United States and likely more powerful. At least this is how Us officials should approach this.

At the very least, Russia and China, especially Russia, can inflict VERY heavy damage on the United States. When engaging in policies that they could find provocative one should be very circumspect in such matters.

I don't know why the Chinese will need tugboats unless they serve a military purpose. Underestimating one's adversaries is very dangerous and can be fatal.