Contributed by NAMPA / Associated Press.
China navy ships depart for joint drills with Russia<
Eds: Adds details, background.<
BEIJING (AP) - Four Chinese navy ships have departed for joint drills with Russia in the latest sign of growing cooperation between the two militaries that could challenge the U.S. armed forces' role in the Asia-Pacific.
A destroyer, missile frigate, supply ship and submarine rescue ship departed Wednesday from the port of Qingdao, home to China's north sea fleet, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. ...