Why Asean should hold more maritime drills with China and US

The first joint maritime exercise between China and the 10 Asean member states was successfully carried out last week in China off the southern city of Zhanjiang, the home of the South Sea Fleet of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy.

The exercise was co-organised by the Republic of Singapore Navy and PLA Navy, with participation from all nine other Asean member states and more than 1,000 personnel.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 31, 2018, with the headline 'Why Asean should hold more maritime drills with China and US'. Print Edition | Subscribe