On June 25, the PLA Hong Kong Garrison deployed land, sea and air forces for a joint patrol drill. The drill aimed to comprehensively test the troops' defense capabilities while focusing on joint search and rescue, interception and verification, force projection, etc.
Around 1,000 artillerymen, together with hundreds of vehicles and various types of weaponry, maneuvered from the plain area in east China’s Jiangsu Province to the Gobi Desert in northwest China, by means of railway transportation and motorized march.
With the approach of the summer flood season in the Huaihe River Basin, an engineering and chemical defense brigade under the PLA 71st Group Army organized comprehensive flood control and disaster relief drills therein involving more than 1,000 service members for the last few days.
A far-sea training taskforce from the navy under the Chinese PLA Southern Theater Command held a joint maritime training exercise with the Indonesian Navy in the waters near Jakarta, Indonesia on the morning of May 8, local time.