Chinese military officer Ma Qixian said the exercise will enhance friendship among the SCO countries.
Xi also called for efforts to improve the party conduct and combat corruption in the armed forces.
The exact location of the drill was not identified in the report.
Several US lawmakers felt the bill offered a "watered down" approach and was weaker than earlier versions of the bill.
Putin and members of the Security Council said the latest round of sanctions was "absolutely illegal" under international law
The Trump administration had said on earlier that it would impose sanctions on Russia for its role in the alleged nerve gas attack on Sergei Skripal
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