🇨🇳China & 🇷🇺Russia will be holding joint naval⚓ drills in the South China 🌊Sea (SCS) in September. The drills are codenamed Joint Sea-2016⛴. The navies of both nations have been holding naval exercises annually. However, this year the seas are tense after the recent striking down of 🇨🇳China’s claims over the SCS by the Permanent court of Arbitration in The Hague🇳🇱 – which 🇨🇳China has ❌rejected. The claims were opposed by the neighbouring 🇵🇭Philippines, Vietnam, 🇲🇾Malaysia, Brunei & 🇹🇼Taiwan. The 🇺🇸US too sends its naval⚓ ships & military craft in the area to maintain freedom of navigation there in. Drills such as these are meant to develop & deepen international relations. Last year 🇨🇳China & 🇷🇺Russia held drills in the 🌊Sea of 🇯🇵Japan & the Mediterranean🌊.
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