The troops of the Theater Command always remain high alert to resolutely defend China's national sovereignty, security, and maritime rights and interests, and safeguard the peace and stability in the South China Sea.
A contingent selected from the Southern Theater Command of the People's Liberation Army will participate the Cobra Gold 2024 multinational exercise from Feb. 10 to March 7 in Thailand, according to a news release from China's Ministry of National Defense on Friday.
The Southern Theater Command of the Chinese People's Liberation Army organized naval and air forces to conduct routine patrols in the South China Sea on Wednesday and Thursday, the theater command said in a press release on Wednesday night.
The Chinese military followed and monitored a United States warship that illegally entered the waters near Ren'ai Jiao in China's Nansha Qundao, Senior Colonel Tian Junli said in a statement on Monday.
In accordance with the annual training plan, starting from November 25, the Chinese PLA Southern Theater Command organized its army troops to conduct three-day live-fire drills on the Chinese side of the China-Myanmar border.
Live-fire drills being conducted on the Chinese side of the China-Myanmar border since Saturday are aimed at testing the mobility, border control abilities and firepower capabilities of the military units so that the PLA is ready for any emergency.
The Chinese military warned off a United States warship that illegally entered China's territorial waters off the Xisha Islands in the South China Sea on Saturday, a spokesman for the People's Liberation Army said.