China confirms its warships to join major U.S.-hosted naval drills

June 3, 2016 2:48 AM

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China confirms its warships to join major U.S.-hosted naval drills

BEIJING China's navy will send five ships to join a major U.S.-hosted naval drill this summer, even as tension mounts between the world's two largest economies over the South China Sea.

The Rim of the Pacific exercise, or RIMPAC, billed as the world's largest international maritime exercise, is held every two years in Hawaii in June and July.

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