China says naval ships in Bering Sea on normal drills

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Posted: Sep 03, 2015 2:30 AM

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Defence Ministry said on Thursday that Chinese naval ships were in the Bering Sea carrying out routine exercises.

Five Chinese ships are sailing in international waters in the Bering Sea off Alaska, the United States said on Wednesday, in an apparent first for China's military that came as U.S. President Barack Obama toured the U.S. state.

(Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Robert Birsel)