US Navy visit PLA Navy

Despite territorial issues, military on cordial terms.

Senior US Navy officers visit Chinese aircraft carrier

CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, The Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) — China this week hosted a visit to its sole aircraft carrier by senior U.S. Navy officers amid tensions over reported plans by Washington to challenge Beijing’s territorial claims in the South China Sea.

The delegation of 27 commanders and captains boarded the Liaoning on Monday and held discussions on “exercise management, personnel training, medical protection and strategies in carrier development,” the Chinese navy said on its official microblog.

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