According to CCTV news China, a guided-missile destroyer flotilla under the South China Sea Fleet of the PLA Navy organized its warships to conduct a realistic confrontation training exercise, including such subjects as formation offense and defense, visit, board, search and seizure, anti-shore firing at night and anti-aircraft firing in complex electromagnetic environment.
What is the purpose of this exercises? They might be preparing and will react to what they call a “provocative act” of US forces in their territory in the West Philippine Sea next time if it’ll happen again.
US force recently conduct a freedom of navigation to challenge China’s claim in the disputed region. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter defended Washington’s plans. He said at a news conference, “Make no mistake, the United States will fly, sail and operate, wherever the international law allows, as we do around the world, and the South China Sea will not be an exception.” Continue reading U.S. warning to China “Make no mistake in 24 hours our destroyer will sail near artificial islands.
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