Chinese navy to join 2016 RIMPAC naval drill
People's Daily Online
(Xinhua) 10:01, June 03, 2016
BEIJING, June 2 -- The Chinese navy will participate in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) multinational naval exercises, said Liang Yang, the navy spokesperson, on Thursday.
Attending the drill will be a missile destroyer, a missile frigate, a supply ship, a hospital ship, a submarine rescue vessel and two helicopters.
As previously agreed by the Chinese and U.S. navies, China will take part in a series of exercises, including damage control and submarine rescue, said Liang.
Sports events and exchanges will be held between the two sides, Liang added.
Naval forces from China will join a U.S. warship in the west Pacific in mid-June and then sail to Pearl Harbor in formation.
In 2014, the Chinese navy participated in RIMPAC multinational naval exercises for the first time.
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