China has announced it will hold military exercises near the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea on Tuesday and Wednesday.

In a brief posting to its website Monday, the country’s Maritime Safety Administration said in two notices that the exercises will be held in a location that corresponds with the Paracel chain of the strategic waterway.

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