Russia & China to hold joint war games in August

Russia and China are to hold joint military exercises involving around 6,000 troops and 80 aircraft. Other members of the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation will also take part.

The operation called Peace Mission 2007 is to take place in August.

It will begin in the Chelyabinsk region in Central Russia. The troops will then travel to the Chinese city of Urumqi to complete the drill.