The drills come weeks after a UN-backed tribunal ruled this month that China did not have historic rights to the hotly contested waters

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On a war footing… A Chinese frigate launches an anti-ship missile during a military exercise near the disputed islands in the South China Sea earlier this month

In this Friday, July 8, 2016 photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese missile frigate Yuncheng launches an anti-ship missile during a military exercise in the waters near south China's Hainan Island and Paracel Islands. They are controlled by Beijing but also claimed by Vietnam and Taiwan. China's navy is holding a week of military drills around the disputed islands ahead of a ruling by an international tribunal in a case filed by the Philippines challenging China's claim to most of the South China Sea. China is boycotting the case before The Hague-based court and says it will not accept the verdict. (Zha Chunming/Xinhua via AP)

In this Friday, July 8, 2016 photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese missile frigate Yuncheng launches an anti-ship missile during a military exercise in the waters near south China’s Hainan Island and Paracel Islands. They are controlled by Beijing but also claimed by Vietnam and Taiwan. China’s navy is holding a week of military drills around the disputed islands ahead of a ruling by an international tribunal in a case filed by the Philippines challenging China’s claim to most of the South China Sea. China is boycotting the case before The Hague-based court and says it will not accept the verdict. (Zha Chunming/Xinhua via AP)

The drills come weeks after a UN-backed tribunal ruled this month that China did not have historic rights to the hotly contested waters

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Luke 21:25

Kings of the East

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Revelation 16:12


Russia is to hold joint naval exercises with China in the South China Sea in September as tensions escalate over the fiercely contested islands.

China’s Defence Ministry insisted the “routine” drills were aimed at strengthening their co-operation and were not aimed at any other country.

But they come at a time of heightened tensions in the region after a UN-backed tribunal ruled this month that China did not have historic rights to the waters.

China rejected the ruling and refused to participate in the case.

“This is a routine exercise between the two armed forces, aimed at strengthening the developing China-Russia strategic cooperative partnership,” China’s defense ministry spokesman Yang Yujun told a news conference.

“The exercise is not directed against third parties.”

  1. marlene, 01 August, 2016

    I believe that if hillary rigs the election to steal the presidency, we will be one step closer to WWIII. If Trump overcomes “against all odds” , the God has forgiven us and the time of the end of the age is not yet.

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