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    China Confirms Attendance At U.S.-hosted Naval Exercises In June

    Wochit Headline News

    by Wochit Headline News

    China on Monday confirmed that it will participate for the first time in a major U.S.-hosted naval drill this month, sending four ships including a destroyer and frigate, even as deep military distrust persists between the two countries. Beijing's agreement to join the drills comes at a moment of heightened tension in the disputed East and South China Seas, and growing unease in the United States over China's rapid military buildup and its cyber capabilities. The Rim of the Pacific exercise, known as RIMPAC, is billed as the world's largest international maritime exercise.