China, US navies implement code of conduct

New code to ease communication and reduce risk of misunderstandings at sea.

China, US navies implement code of conduct

Web Editor: Gu Liping

Efforts show resolve to deepen military ties, avoid conflicts

The Chinese and US navies have implemented a code of conduct that covers unplanned encounters at sea.

The code, ratified earlier this year, was put into effect as the two navies launched their latest anti-piracy exercise in the Gulf of Aden on Thursday.

Analysts said the exercise was an opportunity to put the code into practice and an encouraging indication that both navies want to minimize the risk of misunderstandings.

The Chinese guided missile frigate Yuncheng and supply ship Chaohu, from the 18th escort task force of the People’s Liberation Army navy, held exercises with the USS Sterret, a guided missile cruiser, off the Horn of Africa.

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