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8/13, 11:56 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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China to hold military drills with Thailand

Chinese Defense Ministry said on Saturday that Beijing is sending fighter jets and fighter-bombers to Thailand ahead of the joint military drills. The exercises will take place on Sunday and include air support, strikes on ground targets, and small- and large-scale troop deployment.

"The joint training exercise aims to enhance mutual trust and friendship between the air forces of the two countries, deepen practical cooperation and promote the continuous development of China-Thailand comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership," the ministry said. The drills follow China's maneuvers near Taiwan amid tensions over the island's status.

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