It appears all the players are flexing their muscles in the south China Sea Region and now reports indicate that China’s navy has carried out deep-sea military exercises in the Sea of Japan, just days after Tokyo warned against escalating tensions in the region following a record number of Chinese government vessels being spotted around a group of disputed islands.

As reported by the Xinhua newspaper, citing a source in the navy, the exercises started on Thursday and lasted through Friday. The source did not disclose the exact location of the drills, but said they were done in a “certain part of the Sea of Japan.” The Chinese military’s official newspaper, the People’s Liberation Army Daily, reported that among the vessels taking part in the exercises were a missile destroyer, two frigates, and a supply ship of the Jingzhou distant sea training fleet. CONTINUE