From Counter-Piracy to Piracy: The Strategic Direction of The Chinese Navy

By Ed Timperlake and Robbin Laird
The Chinese Navy has come out into the big world as a counter-piracy force.
For example, the PLAN has been part of the anti-piracy operations off of the waters of Somalia.
And in 2014, the PLAN did an exercise with the US Navy with regard to counter-piracy.
In a rare bilateral exercise, the U.S. and China conducted anti-piracy training off the pirate-prone Gulf of Aden, the Navy said in a Thursday statement.
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