Major joint exercises between Chinese and foreign militaries in 2017

China Military Online
Zhang Tao

BEIJING, Jan. 10 (ChinaMil) -- In today's world, joint training exercises have become an increasingly popular style of international military cooperation.

On the one hand, the complicated security situation and cross-border threats in the world require international cooperation and co-ordination. On the other hand, major powers in the world or groups of countries always show their strength and military power, expand their influence and enhance their own safety through joint exercises.

Let's take a look at those major joint training exercises between Chinese and foreign militaries in 2017.

"Joint Rescue -2017" multinational peacekeeping force counter-terrorism rescue exercise

Keywords: Multi-national militaries, MINUSMA

On Jan 23, 2017, Chinese peacekeeping medical detachment to Mali participated in "Joint Rescue -2017" multinational peacekeeping force counter-terrorism rescue exercise at Gao of Mail.

The exercise commenced at the training ground of United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). This was the first joint military exercise conducted by Chinese and foreign armed forces in Mali. It was also the first time for the Chinese troops to organize a joint counter-terrorist rescue exercise at the MINUSMA.

In the context of the recent terrorist attacks in various areas of Mali, the peacekeeping forces of China, Cambodia, Bangladesh and Senegal jointly set up a joint commanding center to dispatch medical service teams to areas struck by the terrorist attacks. The joint forces conducted joint command, defense coordination, first aid on the site, batch treatment, air medical transfer of critical patients and other subjects.

Through this exercise, peacekeeping units from around the world enhanced technical exchanges, strengthened coordination awareness, and effectively promoted multi-country and multi-level joint rescue capabilities.



"Golden Cobra -2017"military exercise

Keywords: Largest multilateral joint military exercise in Asia Pacific

The "Golden Cobra -2017"military exercise is an annual mechanism of multilateral joint military exercise hosted by the US and Thailand. It is also the largest multilateral joint military exercise in the Asia-Pacific region.

The exercise includes commanding post exercise, field operations and humanitarian rescue operations, aiming to cope with regional and global security challenges, deepen international cooperation and safeguard the stability in the Asia Pacific.

China dispatched 17 military members to participate in the exercise at the invitation of the organizers. This was also the first time for China to send a fieldwork vehicle and some goldsmith tools to the exercise held in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.

The exercise started on Feb 14, 2017 and nearly 10,000 troops from 29 countries including Thailand, United States, China, South Korea and Indonesia participated in the joint exercise. The Chinese side focused on MOOTW subjects including the work of the command center, indoor deduction, construction aid drill and military medical seminar.

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