23 October 2018
China and ASEAN Start First Joint Naval Drills
China and Asean are holding their first joint naval exercises as Beijing targets stronger regional military ties and confronts a growing rivalry with the United States in the disputed South China Sea. Collin Koh, a research fellow at the RSIS at NTU Singapore, said while the drills could be seen as “a milestone” for the PLA’s defence diplomacy, it was hard to see the next step.
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Last updated on 23/10/2018