China to carry out military drills in South China Sea

Observer Report

Beijing—China will carry out military drills in the South China Sea all day on Thursday, the country’s maritime safety administration said on Wednesday, ordering all other shipping to stay away. The maritime administration gave coordinates for an area south of the Chinese island province of Hainan and northwest of the Paracel Islands, which are controlled by China. The brief statement gave no other details, apart from prohibiting other ships from entering the area.

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