According to People’s Daily, the Chinese Marine Corps staged live-fire drills, called “Dragon – 2010,” in the South China Sea on November 2, 2010.
A total of 1,800 military personnel took part in the drills. Also involved were attack helicopters, mine sweepers, submarine chasers, landing craft, amphibious tanks, fast attack craft, and various weapons. The focus of the drills was on the entire process of simulating landing combat.
Source: People’s Daily, November 3, 2010