China-US military exercise to enhance disaster relief, humanitarian assistance


Straits Times


Straits Times


November 20, 2017 


BEIJING (CHINA DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - It was a rare moment to hear US soldiers shout commands in Chinese, and vice versa. But at a military camp in Oregon, US and Chinese soldiers not only exchanged rescue methods but also commands during a joint exercise on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. Two teams of eight soldiers, four from each side, were tasked to set up two rope bridges to transfer "patients" across a river in a flood-based simulation.