China starts live-fire maneuvers in the East China Sea

China starts live-fire maneuvers in the East China SeaThe six-day exercise in the The East China Sea begin on Tuesday navy People's Liberation Army of China. Large-scale maneuvers live firing will take place against the background of worsening territorial dispute with Japan over China's Diaoyu Islands (Senkaku).

The venue of the exercise will be the waters east of the port of Zhoushan (Zhejiang Province), announced over the weekend bandgap for navigation and fishing.

Today's maneuver is the Ministry of Defense of the PRC as a yearly summer training Navy. But military analysts are turning their attention to that before these exercises were not so ambitious character. Beijing has added to the constant maneuvering uncharacteristic elements, namely, the expected working out of action for landing marines.

The maneuvers began after protests claimed by Beijing over plans to nationalize Tokyo disputed islands. Speaking at a briefing last Mon, authorized dealer Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin singled out China's determination to take all necessary measures to protect the territorial sovereignty over the Diaoyu Islands and adjacent islands.

Some experts tend to see today's maneuvers and as a response to Beijing's international maritime Pacific exercises "Rimpak-2012", taking place at the initiative of the United States in the Hawaiian Islands from June 29 to August 3. China was not included in the list of 22 countries invited for a role in this event, reports ITAR-TASS.

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