China and Pakistan have begun joint anti-terrorism exercises in China's north-western region of Xinjiang.
More than 200 troops from the two countries took part in the first land drills, codenamed "Friendship 2004."
The three-day exercise aims to improve the capacity of jointly combating terrorism, and contain and crack down on the forces of separatism, extremism and terrorism.
China and Pakistan held their first joint naval exercises last October off Shanghai.
(CRI August 6, 2004)