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The US Navy is directing the RIMPAC programs; there are “regular U.S. naval missions” in China’s exclusive economic zone; there are military exercises off China’s northeast coast; and there are military exercises in the Baltic region.

Hi, Andrew—I have mixed feelings about your use of semicolons in that sentence. While I do not think they are incorrect, and while I know nothing of RIMPAC, I am inclined to suggest the following revision:

  • The U.S. Navy is directing the RIMPAC programs, with "regular U.S. naval missions" in China's exclusive economic zone and military exercises both off China's northeast coast and in the Baltic region.
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Right; my point is that semicolons are slower than commas and might be warranted to slow things down in this instance...these are things that are happening in different regions.

Is there some reason why you don't want to use two sentences and prune the two unnecessary "there are"s?

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We can add "additionally" if it would make you feel more comfortable:

I am done discussing this sentence of yours.

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