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Why America Should Disinvite China to RIMPAC 2018

Grant Newsham Security, Asia A real bad idea that needs to go away.  Now that the Trump administration stood up on its hind legs and declined to recognize China’s ‘market economy’ status, it should do the military equivalent and withdraw Beijing’s invitation to the next Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise in 2018. RIMPAC is the US Navy’s premier multilateral exercise and is held biannually in Hawaii.
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