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.
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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