Reuters quotes Brent Scowcroft Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Roger Cliff on US-led naval exercises with China off of Hawaii:
Roger Cliff, an analyst at Washington’s Atlantic Council think tank, said Washington may also hope China will reciprocate by inviting the U.S. Navy to participate in a PLA Navy exercise.
But he said China was likely to gain more from RIMPAC than it gave away.
“They will … learn from observing us and the other participants, and they will not only learn about our capabilities, they will also learn how to perform things more efficiently or effectively, whereas they probably don’t have much to teach us in that regard,” he said.
“So they probably will learn more than we do.”