31 October 2018
The first joint maritime exercise between China and the 10 Asean member states was successfully carried out last week in China off the southern city of Zhanjiang, the home of the South Sea Fleet of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy.
The exercise was co-organised by the Republic of Singapore Navy and PLA Navy, with participation from all nine other Asean member states and more than 1,000 personnel.
The agreement to conduct this exercise arose from the Asean-China defence ministers’ informal meeting held in Singapore in February. Table-top exercises between Asean and China were held in Singapore in August to prepare for the joint maritime exercise.
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Last updated on 31/10/2018