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China, Russia Planning 20-Ship Naval Exercise in the Sea of Japan in August

Russian sailors aboard a Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy Ship.

Russian sailors aboard a Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy Ship.

China and Russia will conduct their largest joint Pacific exercise in August near Japan, Russian Navy planners announced on Friday.

Announced last year, Joint Sea Exercise 2015 will occur in both the Sea of Japan and off the cost of Russian region of Primorsky — about 250 miles away from Japan.

“These maneuvers will for the first time involve a joint amphibious assault drill in Russia’s Primorsky territory with the participation of carrier-based aircraft,” Russian Pacific Fleet spokesman Roman Martov said, reported the Russian TASS wire service.

“Representatives of the headquarters of the Russian Pacific Fleet and the Navy of the People’s Liberation Army of China have carried out major work for the planning of the Chinese warships’ visit to Vladivostok port, the cultural program, sports competitions and all the tactical events of the sea, land and air parts of the maneuvers.”

Since 2011, Russia and China have conducted regular joint exercises.

Russian and Chinese ships in the Pacific in 2014. China Daily Photo

Russian and Chinese ships in the Pacific in 2014. China Daily Photo

Last year was the largest series of exercises, the Russian Navy and the PLAN drilled with 14 surface ships, two submarines, aviation assets and special operation forces (SOF), according to Chinese media.

The Pacific drills follow the first ever joint Chinese-Russian exercise in the Mediterranean sea earlier this year. The much smaller exercise featured three Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) and six Russian.

In November, said Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said the combined military-to-military between China and Russia partnership was growing.

“We believe that the main goal of pooling our effort is to shape a collective regional security system,” Shoigu said.
“We also expressed concern over U.S. attempts to strengthen its military and political clout in the [Asia-Pacific Region].”

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Sam LaGrone is the editor of USNI News. He was formerly the U.S. Maritime Correspondent for the Washington D.C. bureau of Jane’s Defence Weekly and Jane’s Navy International. He has covers legislation, acquisition and operations for the Sea Services and spent time underway with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the Canadian Navy.

  • Filmar

    Lets hope the USA and Japan planes buzz those ships non stop……

    • hkjjl

      sure sure……you americans are nothing….

      • Filmar

        HA HA HA sure…That is why you take no action against the USA military even when they continue to ignore your requests. We all know it is because you are scared….you should be.

        • hkjjl

          HA HA HA sure sure that’s why you did nothing to the russkies when they took crimea back and china still building their islands lololo, all talk to the big nations……but the funny thing is you lost all your wars with nato still today…..even your issis friends are beating you lololololol unreal………… ok give me some info and I will meet you anywhere, no problem……lets see who’s scared you little white western English American ‘p

          • Filmar

            Take a good look at Russia and the damage done to their economy, LOL they cant even keep their war planes in the sky anymore they keep crashing. Your next!!! You Chinese commies punks will run the other way like you always do. Your master is calling you so you better get on your knees and open your mouth….again LMAO

          • Genius

            A guy pretending to be an American.

            This is a typical Filipino troll.

            Russian economy is suffering. But did China suffer after building those islands?

            The commies you are laughing at are not as stupid as the Russians.

            The commies calculated it well… they knew how to play the politics better than President Obama.

          • Filmar

            Wait until the UN ruling….then talk to me. Welcome to the coming of the Asian NATO…

          • Genius

            Asian NATO? Are you talking about SCO?

            Or any other organizations??

          • Filmar

            Nope the Asian Nato will be formed to keep China in check. It worked with the USSR and will work with china as well.

          • Genius

            Who you be your members?

            Most of central Asia, including Russia and China are already part of SCO. With their new members Pakistan and India, plus a few more interested to join..

            Who will that counter balance against China be? Philippines, Vietnam plus Japan? You only have Japan who is really powerful.

            ASEAN is even divided.. Brunei, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar are all China’s pet.

          • Filmar

            Russia will never get involved in a military conflict in the SCS and India already has its own problems with China. The USA just needs access to places to put its military equipment. Philippines, Vietnam, Japan, Australia, etc. Also would not surprise me if countries outside of the SCS area joined like say Britain, etc. History repeats.

          • hkjjl

            nothing g is happening to their economy dummy….you better go look/// and dummy I am not Chinese or a russkie but they are the world power and the brics and nines are here to stay…..and you think I am a punk give me some info I will come to you and lets see who the punk is….

          • Filmar

            Your stupid and a punk. Check this out. Russia’s slump pushes 3 million into poverty. I don’t believe anything you say. Whitman Park in Camden, NJ. Come say hi. Your time is running out….

          • hkjjl

            American news and propaganda nothing new …I talk to people in the east and they say nothing of that sort….hrhheheh Americans are fools…..

    • hkjjl

      you never won a war on your own and with nato…your the world problem not them…..

      • Filmar

        YAWN still more talk??? You should try taking action like the USA does….All I am hearing is “you go” or something like that LOL

        • hkjjl

          you go to war but lose loll yawn…….now you American Nazis and old aging nato soon will get demolished by china,russia , india and their new nato force that’s coming lolololol

          • Filmar

            You must have forgot what Japan did to you….It is going to happen again, only this time Japan gets to keep China….SUCKER!!! Make a move anytime your ready…..

          • hkjjl

            not Chinese either you fool and if you don’t know American bum its 2015……you Americans live in the past like your nation its in the past….lol….your weak and keep losing….

          • Filmar

            Blow me!

          • hkjjl

            your moms here right now and wiping her face with your American garbage flag….

  • On Dre

    Ready the ocean going tugs!

  • Secundius

    I hope that Putin, brought a Lot of Fleet Tug’s with him. He’s probably going too need them…

    • redgriffin

      They don’t seem to have needed them in their Med exercises in the Spring.

  • dog lover

    Glub,glub,glubb,glub.

    VOTE TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT IN 2016

  • hkjjl

    Russia, china , india and the new world should bomb America and their creation isis which are their allies off the planet……they are both world problems……Canada is such a good nation and peaceful that only follows American Nazis ,why ?…….

    • Navyjag907

      Because the Canadians know that, if they say one word against America, America will lock their women and children up and will send their men to work in the Texas salt mines just like America did to their Indians in the American/Indian wars of 1927. And America will poison all the Canadian lakes and kill all the Canadian bears and caribou.

      • Dan

        No, we would take all of there Cuban cigar’s however, and maybe there professional hockey team’s.

      • Secundius

        @ Navyjag907.

        Just WHAT Indian War was fought on American soil in 1927? The Last Mexican-Yaqui Indian War was in 1927, at the Battle of Cerro del Gallo (Hill of Roosters)…

        • Navyjag907

          We fought that war because we’d taken all the reservation land from the Indians to maximize salt production. Remember when salt became the primary product in Texas and the oil fields were shut down. It was right after the US occupied Mexico City in 1925 because the Mexicans had embargoed sales of tortillas, enchilada sauce, and serapes to the US. Didn’t you learn anything in high school? Remember the Indians took up arms because they were evicted from their reservation lands and sent to live in New York City and LA.

          • Secundius

            @ Navyjag907.

            The Yaqui Tribe or Empire extended in California, New Mexico, Mexico and Baja California (Mexico). The Battle was entirely on the Mexican Side of the Border. The ONLY support the USA was involved in was Arms Shipment’s to the Mexican’s and ONE Aerial Fire Support Mission, by the US Army Air Corps in 1927. But NO actual US Army troops were ever sent into Mexico itself…

          • Navyjag907

            You’re right. No Army troops but Marines and Texas Rangers–occupation was a short one because Mexico started shipping the embargoed products. We did keep a Marine battalion in Vera Cruz until 1930 to supervise the Customs House and its disbursement of revenues to American creditors. We kept its presence very hush-hush out of respect for Mexican sensitivity. There’s not much written about those Marines. However, it was considered great duty because the Marines kept 1/4th of the revenues and split them fifty/fifty between officers and enlisted. Some Marines got rich including Smedley Butler and Chesty Puller.

  • hkjjl

    you white- English named American Nazis…Russia, china ,India and the brics is trading and doing business with south America , Asia , Africa , and all non EU states for all foods and all other productions….the eu fear Russia could close down many huge companies in EU and just move them to other countries, in Germany alone there is over 2000 massive companies…. America are nothing and the EU.. both aging and both stupid….America are the most fascist nation on earth ….their right behind their saint Hitler….nobody cares for what propaganda America says anymore……..those days are over…..all Americans ever did was murder and steal, examples – America murdered hundreds of thousands of natives … America murdered and enslaved Africans …. America murdered hundreds of thousands of Japanese . America murdered in Iraq …. America murdered in Afghanistan…. America murdered in Serbia …. America caused the wars in Yugoslavia America started the war in Syria. America started the war in Vietnam … America started the war in Ukraine…. America stole Mexican lands and that is California , new MEXICO and other lands and they shall be returned to Mexico in the near future…… America murders and lies for their own cause but Ukraine is their final stop and everyone hates America for their lies and propaganda…. everyone is sick of America and that’s a fact…..

    • Dan

      I assume you live in America, leave. I bet you no one would even notice your gone.

      • hkjjl

        whatever you say ….

      • Zhou Sophie

        Are u scared for the truth hkjjl said ? Unfortunately, more and more people know this all around the world, ^-^

        • Dan

          I assume you disagree with hkjjl, otherwise it would be fortunately, right??????? American schools are the best like everything else we have, you should attend one, first grade material.

    • publius_maximus_III

      Too bad we can’t have some really great heroes to look up to like your Lenin, Stalin, and Mao. A notch on one of their gunstocks represented another 1,000,000 souls purged for the good of the Motherland… Thanks, but even with all her faults, I’ll stick with the Red, White, and Blue.

      • hkjjl

        I am not a russkie fool lolol and stalin was a Georgian and not a Russian….and I am not Chinese ..lol don’t you get it nobody cares for you American propagandists with big mouths lolol/////you americans never won a war in your history and with nato yet lololol

        • Dan

          Daaaaaaaaaaaaa. take a bath, ish.

          • hkjjl

            you running out of water in California and other states soon you will bath in nothing heheheheeh……now go talk your propaganda to your dad while I have fun with your mom and sister….

          • Dan

            Like another group of people I know, one bath a week if they need it or not.

          • hkjjl

            no soap for you I guess…

          • Dan

            Wanting American women, who could blame you-I have seen your alternative, ish.

          • hkjjl

            America is old news…yawning….

    • Dennis

      It’s so sad to have such a great organization like the USNI where the world’s experts on naval affairs and international relations can discuss important topical issues, have to tolerate extremist, warp-minded internet tolls like this.

  • Marjus Plaku

    Can’t imagine a worst place to be in if you’re a hostile ship to the US and allies than the Sea of Japan. Like shooting fish in a bucket.

  • Olesalt

    “Know yourself know your enemy 100 Battles 100 Victories” expounded by Sun Tzu, Chinese General 500 BC. The US Forces including the US Pacific Command understand this dictum fully well . Time to consider a formal Defence Arrangement (like the former SEATO) with Japan and the effected countries in the South China Sea. South Korea also needs to be realistic about the potential aggressors, besides China’s ally North Korea.

  • Secundius

    Thank you for another Quick Efficient REDACT’MT, USNI News Fo-Police!!!

  • Dan

    Capital letter to start a sentence and also, (is) would be more appropriate than are, right????? to help you understand what I mean, is sick of you. Daaaaaaaaaa.

    • hkjjl

      not Russian stupid….you American could move along with your gay nation….

      • Dan

        I didn’t call you Russian, stupid. I wouldn’t insult the Russian population. I am still impressed with your vocabulary. And thank you, we American’s will continue to move right along, since you said it was ok.

        • hkjjl

          yep you Americans are moving along to the welfare office and getting food stamps….your American lies and propaganda days are so long gone fools….
          oh Texas ,California and other states are leaving you ugly western whites soon heheheheheh

          • Dan

            Do you know that when a individual comes from a different country they receive welfare and health benefits for years and for free. You can thank our current leader and I am quite sure you do. There is one type of person or ethnic group that just grosses us Americans out the most, can you guess?

          • hkjjl

            your western white population is dying out hehehe

  • old guy

    This kind of nonsense will, undoubtedly, scare the fins off a lot of dolphins, but is meaningless. The “OLD” thinking by a lot of social admirals to scare a wussy Congress into appropriating m,ore money for crummy systems like DD1000, LCS,
    V-22, and the likes, is hilarious and deplorable. Why don’t we paint a bunch of these turkeys white and sail through the exercise?

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