Skip to comments.Hagel to take rare tour of Chinese carrier
Posted on 05/07/2014 6:55:48 AM PDT by shove_it
Hagel requested the visit, which comes as he's trying to settle ongoing tensions between China and Japan over territory in the East China Sea.
On Sunday, Hagel told reporters China must respect its neighbors in the region, the AP noted. Last year, China declared its own Air Defense Zone, which covered a set of islands its government and Japan have both claimed.
In recent months, Hagel has also pressed the Chinese government to be more transparent about its expanding military.
The ship is part of an expanded Chinese navy fleet that includes new submarines and surface ships. Hagel will visit the Liaoning, which was built during the Cold War and purchased from Ukraine...
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Just wondering what was the price of admission of the tour?
“Just wondering what was the price of admission of the tour?”
The blueprints for ours.
Chuck Hagel ever set foot on a US Aircraft Carrier?
That’s what I was thinking too.
Ail Claft Callier bump.
China continues to build its military power rapidly while Washington is tearing ours apart.
Washington fiddles while America burns.
Will he be checking the Bathroom Stalls for offensive doodling ?
China know it is safe from any disclosure - Hagel doesn’t know the difference between a carrier and a jon boat.
Blueprints, updates, tech rep consultants and anything else they want. It would not surprise me what has been sold or given away.
Or, better, have him act as a human jet blast deflector when a Shenyang J-15 “flying Shark” lights off both after burners at launch.