FUZHOU, July 28 (Xinhua) -- The seaborne assault contest of the International Army Games 2018 will open Sunday in Quanzhou city in east China's Fujian Province.
Some 50 contestants from Iran, Russia, Sudan, Venezuela and China will compete in three areas -- obstacle course, survival trail and relay race -- from July 50 to August 10, said Senior Colonel Chen Weidong, the contest spokesperson, at a press conference on Saturday.
"This is the first time China has hosted the seaborne assault contest, and all sections, imitating actual combat, will be extremely fierce and challenging," said Chen.
Participants will use Chinese equipment during the event, with training provided by the organization committee, Chen said.
Activities such as cultural exchanges and displays of equipment will be held and several Chinese naval vessels will be open for visit to both contestants and the public until Aug. 11.
The International Army Games, initiated by the Russian Ministry of Defense, started on July 28, with 28 competitions in total this year. It is co-organized by China, Russia, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Armenia, and Iran.
China has been invited to take part in games for five years in a row, and started to host some of the competitions last year.
Three other competitions will be held in Korla in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.