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Report: Vietnam holds live-fire naval drill in S. China sea

06-13-2011 18:30 BJT

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According to the BBC and AP, Vietnam is holding live-fire drills in the South China Sea. Various news releases give conflicting accounts of whether the drill has started yet. But Vietnam did announce several days ago that a live-fire naval drill would be held off its central coast on Monday.

A Vietnamese naval officer said the "routine" drills were being held about 40 kilometers off the town of Hoi An, a popular tourist destination south of Danang.

 

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Rong Ying, Vice President of the China Institute of International Studies

Tele interview: Reasons for Vietnam's military drill

 

 

 

Editor:Xiong Qu |Source: CNTV.CN

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