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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Darwin war games, under China gaze

Inflatable boats crammed with camouflaged soldiers power onto a remote beach crawling with Australian, United States and Japanese commandos - watched by officers from China.

The drills, in Australia's remote Top End region in the Northern Territory, are the biggest war games in the military calendar as 30,000 personnel practise beach landings, parachuting and bush survival.

Attended by observers from China, they reflect the delicate dance that is playing out in a region racked by territorial tensions.

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