Chinese bombers undertook recent South China Sea drill: Defence ministry

A Chinese Navy formation during military drills in the South China Sea on Jan 2, 2017.
A Chinese Navy formation during military drills in the South China Sea on Jan 2, 2017. PHOTO: AFP

BEIJING (REUTERS) - China's military has recently completed a jet bomber drill over the South China Sea, the defence ministry said on Thursday (July 30).

H-6G and H-6J bombers participated in high intensity training round the clock, ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang told a news conference.

China claims about 90 per cent of the South China Sea, with Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam challenging its claims.