In this Friday, July 8, 2016, file photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese missile frigate Yuncheng launches an anti-ship missile during a military exercise in the waters near south China's Hainan Island and Paracel Islands. China is holding another round of military drills in the South China Sea amid an uptick in such activity in the area highlighting growing tensions. (Zha Chunming/Xinhua via AP, File)
In this 2016 photo, Chinese missile frigate Yuncheng launches an anti-ship missile during a military exercise in the waters near China's Hainan Island and Paracel Islands. Tensions continue to rise beShow more

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