29 July 2017

News Story: China closes east seas for military drills

Chinese Navy Warships
BEIJING — China has closed off a swath of ocean off its east coast for military activities, but has said little about what the exercises entail.

A notice from the government of the eastern port city of Lianyungang says a roughly 40,000-square-kilometer (15,000-square-mile) section of the Yellow Sea was off-limits to commercial shipping from Thursday through Saturday.

The notice sourced to the People’s Liberation Army says only that “large-scale military activities” are being held between Lianyungang in Jiangsu province and the Shandong province port of Qingdao that is home to the Navy’s North Sea Fleet.

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