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Published: 22:49, August 02, 2022 | Updated: 13:57, August 05, 2022
PLA to hold live-fire exercises in East China Sea from Wednesday
By Zhao Lei
Published:22:49, August 02, 2022 Updated:13:57, August 05, 2022 By Zhao Lei

The CNS Liaoning aircraft carrier leads a fleet during a People's Liberation Army Navy training mission in the South China Sea in 2016. (MO XIAOLIANG / CHINA DAILY)

The Chinese military is scheduled to carry out live-fire exercises in the East China Sea starting Wednesday, according to the Zhejiang Provincial Maritime Safety Administration.

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The administration said in a navigational warning published on Tuesday on its website the exercises would take place from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm each day through Friday. It released geographical coordinates of the drill zone, asking ships not participating in the event not to enter.

The  Zhejiang Provincial Maritime Safety Administration said in a navigational warning published on Tuesday on its website that the exercises would take place from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm each day through Friday

The People's Liberation Army has conducted several live-fire exercises over the past several days. 

Before the announcement, the PLA Air Force had sent its Su-35 fighter jets to cross the Taiwan Straits, China Central Television said on its social media account.

In a separate development, Xinhua News Agency said on Tuesday night that the PLA will conduct important military exercises and training activities, including live-fire drills, in the air and waters surrounding Taiwan.

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The news agency said it had been authorized to publish information about the operations including the time — from noon on Thursday to noon on Sunday — and the geographical coordinates of the drill zones.

Ships and aircraft unrelated to the event were asked not to enter the zones for safety reasons.

Notice released by Xinhua News Agency

From 1200 (Beijing Time) August 4 to 1200 (Beijing Time) August 7, 2022, the Chinese People's Liberation Army will conduct important military exercises and training activities including live-fire drills in the following maritime areas and their air space bounded by lines joining:

25-15.26N 120-29.20E, 24-50.30N 120-05.45E, 25-04.32N 119-51.22E, 25-28.12N 120-14.30E

26-07.00N 121-57.00E, 25-30.00N 121-57.00E, 25-30.00N 121-28.00E, 26-07.00N 121-28.00E

25-34.00N 122-50.00E, 25-03.00N 122-50.00E, 25-03.00N 122-11.00E, 25-34.00N 122-11.00E

22-56.00N 122-40.00E, 23-38.00N 122-51.00E, 23-38.00N 123-23.00E, 22-56.00N 123-09.00E

21-14.00N 121-33.00E, 21-33.00N 121-18.00E, 21-07.00N 120-43.00E, 20-48.00N 120-59.00E

22-43.00N 119-14.00E, 22-10.00N 119-06.00E, 21-33.00N 120-29.00E, 22-09.00N 120-32.00E

For safety reasons, entering of vessels and aircraft to the above-mentioned sea and air space is prohibited.

With Xinhua inputs

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