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Australia to Join China in South Sea Naval Drills

Australia and China will go ahead with a joint naval exercise in the South China Sea next week, despite Beijing's lingering anger at the United States for deploying a warship near a Chinese-built island in the contested waters. The Royal Australian Navy will send two frigates to the southern Chinese port of Zhanjiang, where they will take part in a live firing drill with Chinese ships on Monday. Defense Minister Marise Payne issued a statement saying Australia's navy "has...

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