Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin, commander of the US Navy's 7th fleet, speaks with the media during a visit by USS Blue Ridge at a port in Shanghai on Friday. Photo: AP

China to join US-led naval drill in the last Rim of the Pacific

Drills comes as Beijing more aggressively asserts maritime claims in the South China Sea

Topic |   South China Sea

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Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin, commander of the US Navy's 7th fleet, speaks with the media during a visit by USS Blue Ridge at a port in Shanghai on Friday. Photo: AP
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