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The Chinese navy has told ships and fishing boats to stay away from an area where it’s planning to hold a 5-day live ammunition military exercise on Tuesday. The navy has published the exact location of the exercise and has banned all vessels from the area.
The area is close to China’s biggest fish farm in Zhoushan Islands, off the coast of Zhejiang province. The summer exercise in the East China Sea is routine for the Chinese navy. But in recent years, it has attracted more attention than before, especially after the US-South Korea joint military drill in the Yellow sea in 2010, near to China’s maritime territory.