China pushes soft power with hospital ship at RIMPAC

Jul 28, 2014

China pushes soft power with hospital ship at RIMPAC

On a Chinese hospital ship off Hawaii, crew members demonstrate traditional massage techniques to U.S. sailors. The mood is one of collegiality, even after China opted out of Japan-led humanitarian drills at the world’s largest international naval exercise.There are no guns in sight as ...

China to join U.S.-led Rimpac naval drill for first time

/ Jun 9, 2014

China to join U.S.-led Rimpac naval drill for first time

China has confirmed it will participate in a major U.S.-organized 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 ...