China and Russia to Conduct Naval Exercises

China and Russia have announced they will conduct joint military exercises in the Yellow Sea starting on April 22. The military drills will focus on joint maritime defense and will involve 16 vessels, including destroyers, frigates and two submarines.

Chen Bingde, the chief of staff for the People’s Liberation Army, said this drill will promote further strategic coordination and mutual trust between his military and Russian forces.

The head of Russia’s General Staff, Nikolai Makarov, said the naval exercise shows that the two countries are conducting strategic coordination at a high level.

Since 2005, China and Russia have conducted several joint military exercises; however, this is the first of such maneuvers that will involve the two countries’ navies.

Continue to watch China and Russia’s military relationship grow. Bible prophecy clearly states that Russia and China will be closely allied in climactic end-time events. To learn about these prophecies and what will lead up to them, read Russia and China in Prophecy, originally printed in 1999.