U.S. Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert (R) and PLA Navy Commander in Chief Admiral Wu Shengli inspect an honor guard during a welcoming ceremony at the PLA Navy headquarters outside of Beijing (REUTERS/Stephen Shaver).

Opinion

Sailing with dragons: The case for increased cooperation with the PLA(N)

February 24, 2015, Robert Hein

Federal Executive Fellow Robert Hein writes that after President Obama's trip to China in November 2014, attention focused on climate discussions. Just as important, however, were agreements on globally accepted rules at sea for the Chinese Navy, efforts that can prevent unwanted escalation with on the high seas by enabling future joint operations, particularly counter-piracy efforts in the South China Sea.

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