China, Russia Hold Joint Military Exercises

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China's Gen. Liang Guanglie

Gen. Liang Guanglie (2nd from right), chief of the general staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, reviews Russia's Pacific Fleet, in Vladivostok, Russia, August 18. Reuters hide caption

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Russian and Chinese forces begin eight days of joint military exercises involving 10,000 troops. Moscow and Beijing say they are training to counter "terrorism, extremism and separatism." But the long-range weaponry involved suggests a broader agenda.

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