ZHOUSHAN, Zhejiang, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese fleet participating in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) multinational naval exercises returned to a military port in Zhoushan City in east China on Monday.
The Navy had dispatched a missile destroyer, a missile frigate, a supply ship, a hospital ship, a submarine rescue vessel and two helicopters to participate.
The fleet left on June 15 from Zhoushan, Zhejiang Province. A total of 26 nations, 45 ships, five submarines, over 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel participated in the biennial RIMPAC exercise.
The Chinese fleet took part in a series of exercises in cooperation with other navies, including naval blockade, seaborne supply, anti-piracy and submarine rescue.
The Chinese side also held several reception events and exchanges with multi-national counterparts.
It is the second time the Chinese Navy has taken part in RIMPAC. In 2014, the Chinese navy participated in RIMPAC multinational naval exercises for the first time.