China’s air force said this morning that the exercises were the best preparation for war.


The communist state is in the midst of an ambitious military modernisation programme overseen by President Xi Jinping.There has been a huge build-up of military on its border with India.

It has been suggested this could be where World War 3 sparks.

Chinese President Xi JinpingGETTYBRAZEN: Chinese President Xi Jinping has launched a huge military build-up

It also has a heavy focus on its air force and navy, from building stealth fighters to adding aircraft carriers.China insists it has no hostile intent.

But its sabre-rattling in the busy South China Sea waterway, and around Taiwan, has touched a nerve in the region and in the US.



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