The agency did not say when the exercises would be held or what type of forces would be involved but it placed an area off the coast of Guangdong and Fujian provinces,
The latest launch came after the South Korean and US militaries began mainly computer-simulated joint exercises on Monday to test Seoul's ability to take operational control in wartime.
A US carrier group led by the USS Theodore Roosevelt entered the South China Sea on Saturday to promote “freedom of the seas,” the US military said, days after Joe Biden began his term as president.
US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Thursday he does not regret postponing a US-South Korean military exercise, even though the gesture was rejected by North Korea
The “Sankei” newspaper said on Sunday that these joint military drills will focus on providing relief efforts during a natural disaster, but parts could also form the basis for a defence against attack.
An SUV crashed with a military armoured vehicle at about 9:30pm on Sunday, on a public road about 5km from a live-fire range used by the US and South Korean militaries in Pocheon, between Seoul and the North Korean border, the fire department said in a statement.