Chinese naval forces will conduct more than 10 kinds of drills and launch dozens of types of missiles during four days of live-fire exercises off the Korean peninsula, according to state media.

The details of the drills, which end on Tuesday, were released less than two weeks after North Korea fired off its second long-range missile in a month.

State-run CCTV reported on Monday that the naval forces taking part in the exercises in the Yellow Sea would practice offensive and defensive manoeuvrers with surface ships, submarines, air support, and coastguard forces.

The drills would mirror real combat conditions and test the troops’ tactical, combat and weapons training, the report said.