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Chinese patrol ships conduct drill near Zhongsha islands

07-06-2012 20:29 BJT Special Report:South China Sea Is An Indisputable Part of China |

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In the South China Sea, four China Marine Surveillance ships have reached waters near the Zhongsha islands, 10 days after setting sail from south China’s city of Sanya.

The team has carried out a formation drill aimed at hypothetical targets. Exercises included straight-line and diamond-shaped formations to pursue and outflank targets.The maritime law enforcement agency CMS first launched regular patrols back in 2006 to strengthen protection of the country’s marine interests.

The ships have so far cruised more than 2,800 nautical miles, and are expected to return within days.

 

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CNTV.CN

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