- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

More than 100 Chinese ships sailed into the South China Sea for military drills on Tuesday.

“All sorts of information technology tactics,” were used during the training, which also required dozens of aircraft and China’s nuclear force, China Military Online reported.

The training exercises are likely to infuriate the Philippines, Vietnam and other countries, which dispute China’s claims on the Spratly Islands.

China Military Online reported that the training also took place in “a complex electromagnetic environment” involving many types of munitions, Reuters reported.

The communist nation has also been filling coral reefs surrounding the Spratly Islands with concrete for months, essentially making what critics have dubbed a new “great wall” — of sand.

The U.S. Pacific Fleet’s commander Admiral Harris told CNN on May 14 that China had manufactured “over four square kilometers of artificial landmass.”

• Douglas Ernst can be reached at dernst@washingtontimes.com.

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