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PacNet #61 – Overrated Significance of the Sino-Russia “Joint-Sea 2013” Exercise?

The Sino-Russian “Joint-Sea 2013” naval exercise was conducted by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy and the Russian Pacific Fleet in the Sea of Japan from July 5-12. Concerns about “the Bear and the Panda dancing together” in neighboring waters may be overrated now, but in the long term, these expanding series of exercises do warrant greater regional attention – and concern.