CONTROVERSIAL TOPICS

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017





China fires 'dozens of missiles' in show of strength during live-fire drills near North Korea as tension escalates over Kim Jong-un's ambitious nuclear test


The live drill took place yesterday in the Yellow Sea and Bohai Gulf in China

  • The waters are adjacent to the Korean Peninsula
  • It comes as China backed UN Security Council sanctions against North Korea




China's navy and air force flexed their muscles in live-fire drills close to North Korea amid escalating tension over Kim Jong-un's nuclear test. 
The drill included the firing of missiles and according to the ministry aimed to hone the military's abilities to conduct coastal assaults. 
It comes as China announced it was prepared to face the consequences of backing a US-drafted UN Security Council resolution on sanctions against North Korea. 
China's navy conducts a live fire-drill in the Yellow Sea
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Military exercises: Destroyer Taizhou fires missile during a drill on August 7, 2017 in China
Military exercises: Destroyer Taizhou fires missile during a drill on August 7, 2017 in China
Video footage shows the drill taking place in the Yellow Sea and Bohai Gulf
Video footage shows the drill taking place in the Yellow Sea and Bohai Gulf
Both the navy and army conducted exercises which involved the firing of dozens of missiles 
Both the navy and army conducted exercises which involved the firing of dozens of missiles 
The live drills were held on August 7 just off China's east coast in the Yellow Sea and Bohai Gulf, adjacent to the Korean Peninsula. 
Both the navy and army conducted exercises which involved the firing of dozens of missiles. 
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Four missile frigates fire missiles during a drill on August 7 in the Yellow Sea and Bohai Sea
Four missile frigates fire missiles during a drill on August 7 in the Yellow Sea and Bohai Sea
China's Ministry of Defence claim that the drills were aimed at testing weapons
China's Ministry of Defence claim that the drills were aimed at testing weapons
Chinese government announced that it was prepared to face the consequences of sanctioning North Korea
Chinese government announced that it was prepared to face the consequences of sanctioning North Korea
Dozens of ships and 10 aircraft took part in the drills. China's Ministry of Defence claim that the drills were aimed at testing weapons and honing the military's abilities in conducting coastal assaults along with intercepting air targets. 
The drill comes just days after China backed new sanctions against North Korea for its nuclear weapons pursuits. 
Earlier today, the Chinese government announced that it was prepared to face the consequences of sanctioning North Korea despite being one of its biggest traders. 
North Korea has since vowed that the sanctions would not stop it from developing its nuclear arsenal. 
North Korea threatens United States following UN Sanctions
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Preparing? Dozens of ships and around 10 aircraft took part in the drills 
Preparing? Dozens of ships and around 10 aircraft took part in the drills 
Screened in China: Video footage of the drill was shown on Chinese state television
Screened in China: Video footage of the drill was shown on Chinese state television
North Korea has vowed that the sanctions would not stop it from developing its nuclear arsenal
North Korea has vowed that the sanctions would not stop it from developing its nuclear arsenal

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