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FILE PHOTO: An honour guard consisting of members of the Chinese navy stand in formation during a welcoming ceremony in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing November 23, 2011. China is conducting five different naval exercises along different parts of its coast this week. REUTERS/David Gray. BEIJING (Reuters) - China began five military exercises simultaneously along different parts of its coast on Monday, the second time in two months it will have such concurrent drills against a backdrop of rising regional tension. Two of the exercises are being held near the Paracel Islands in the disputed South China Sea, one in the East China Sea, and one in further north in the Bohai Sea, the Mari... Full story

28 September