April 1, 2013
The Chinese navy conducted a target-practice drill using live ammunition in the public waters of the west Pacific Ocean on Sunday.
The drill was conducted by the Chinese Navy’s Nanhai Fleet.
The fleet, since entering the training sections of the West Pacific, has also run anti-terrorism and anti-piracy exercises, as well as anti-missile, anti-air strike, anti-submarine exercises, and practice of daytime landing of warship-carried helicopters plus search-and-rescue.
Wang Zhihe, judge with the Nanhai Fleet military court, said the Chinese navy conducting offshore drills in designated training sections of public waters conforms with international law and the common practices of navies around the world.