In a rare move that analysts say could ease soaring tensions between Washington and Beijing, five warships from China’s navy have taken part in training exercises with US vessels while en route from the western Pacific to Hawaii for the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise scheduled to kick off Thursday.
Yun Sun, an expert on Chinese foreign policy at the US Stimson Center think tank, agreed.
This tack, Yun said, shows the “US is committed to engaging the Chinese military in pursuit of more transparency, more confidence-building and more cooperation on issues of . . . common interest.”
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