China to join US-led naval drill for first time

June 10, 2014 2:19 AM

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BEIJING : China has confirmed it will participate in a major US-organised naval drill for the first time, official media said Monday, amid heightened distrust between the two military powers.

The Chinese navy will participate in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) multinational naval exercises, the military’s official People’s Liberation Army Daily reported. China is embroiled in a series of rows with its neighbours in the East and South China Sea that have caused concern in Washington, whic...

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