China, Russia conduct first joint naval patrols
16:28, October 23, 2021

Chinese and Russian warships transit simulated mined sea area during the naval exercise Joint Sea-2021 on the morning of October 15. The China-Russia joint naval exercise kicked off in waters near Russia's Peter the Great Bay on the afternoon of October 14, which focused on such training subjects as communications, mine countermeasures, air defense, live-fire shooting at maritime targets, joint maneuvering and joint anti-submarine missions. (Photo: Xinhua)

Chinese and Russian navy conducted their first joint naval patrols in the west Pacific from October 17 to October 23, according to China's Ministry of National Defense.

The ministry said the recent naval patrols were aimed to deepen China-Russia comprehensive strategic relations in the new era and safeguard stability in the region and the whole world.