Some 10,000 troops -- 1,800 from Russia -- are participating in the land, sea, and air war games. The exercises -- code-named Peace Mission 2005 -- simulate a UN-mandated intervention into an ethnic conflict in an imaginary country.
The maneuvers are due to end on 25 August in the area around China's east Shandong Peninsula, eight days after they began near Russia's Pacific port city of Vladivostok.
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