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Disputes won’t exclude China from RIMPAC

  • America has an interest in talking with the Chinese military during peacetime and creating opportunities for China to meaningfully contribute to regional security. That is what RIMPAC aims to do.”

    Brian Schatz

    U.S. senator, D-Hawaii

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / 2012

    A Marine Corps hovercraft splashed onto the beach at Bellows in Waimanalo during Rim of the Pacific exercises in 2012.

The U.S. invitation allowing China to participate in the upcoming Rim of the Pacific maritime exercises off Hawaii appears to be holding — even as American accusations fly that China is militarizing the South China Sea, while China maintains America has no business “provoking the new maritime order.” Read more

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