China, Along With 22 Other Countries, Will Join RIMPAC Naval Drill Organized By US Military

June 9, 2014 8:58 AM

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China, Along With 22 Other Countries, Will Join RIMPAC Naval Drill Organized By US Military

In a surprise move following the recent exchange of sharp words between top U.S. and Chinese military officials, China's navy on Monday confirmed that it will attend, for the first time, a drill organized by the U.S., along with 22 other nations, state-owned news agency Xinhua reported, citing the People’s Liberation Army, or PLA.

The Rim of the Pacific exercise, commonly known as the RIMPAC exercises and last held in 2012 in Hawaii, is the largest maritime exercise organized by the U.S. Navy, and has more than 40 ships and submarines taking part in drills, and this will be the first time that China will participate in the ev...

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