Unannounced Chinese naval drill near Australia alarms South Pacific

A Chinese amphibious landing ship was part of a taskforce of three warships that recently conducted exercises near Christmas Island.

A Chinese amphibious landing ship was part of a taskforce of three warships that recently conducted exercises near Christmas Island.

Two Chinese guided missile destroyers and a 20,000-ton amphibious warfare landing ship conducted a series of unannounced drills in the blue waters near Australia’s Christmas Island in the south Indian Ocean. The recent Chinese display of maritime bravado served as a warning to Australia whose tough stand on China’s recently announced East China Sea ADIZ infuriated the Chinese military.

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