SCMP: China announces further military exercises in disputed South China Sea
Mon March, 2021, Age: 3 years
China has announced that it will conduct military training in the area between its southernmost island province of Hainan and the Paracel Islands on Monday and Tuesday, as tensions in the region are rising. Last Thursday, the Philippines sent warships to carry out “sovereignty patrols” in the South China Sea as Chinese vessels refuse to leave the area around the disputed Whitsun Reef. On Friday, mainland warplanes carried out the largest incursion to date into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ), after it was reported that the U.S. and Taiwan had signed a coast guard cooperation deal to counter pressure from China.