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China-US military exercise to enhance rescues

By Lia Zhu in Oregon | China Daily | Updated: 2017-11-20 07:08

It's a rare moment when you 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.

China-US military exercise to enhance rescues

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