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China confirms carrying out drills in South China Sea

China carried out military exercises in the South China Sea, the country's Defense Ministry confirmed on Thursday.

The drills included a number of new fighter jets, including the H-6G and H-6J. The Chinese air force practiced both day and night take-offs and landings as well as attacks on targets in the sea and long-range attacks. The ministry noted the drills are a part of routine annual pilot training.

The United States and Australia recently slammed China for its South China Sea policy, but Beijing responded that its position on its martime claims in the area remains unchanged and in line with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

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