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Chinese naval taskforce holds deck reception in San Diego

(Source: China Military Online)   2014-08-14


A deck reception was held on the guided missile destroyer “Haikou” of the visiting taskforce of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) at the Naval Base San Diego of the U.S. on the afternoon of August 11, 2014, local time. (Chinamil.com.cn/Shao Longfei)

  SAN DIEGO, August 14 (ChinaMil) -- A deck reception was held on the guided missile destroyer “Haikou” of the visiting taskforce of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) at the Naval Base San Diego of the U.S. on the afternoon of August 11, 2014, local time.

  Vice Adm. Tian Zhong, deputy commander of the Chinese PLAN, attended the deck reception.

  Rear Adm. Shen Jinlong, commanding officer of the visiting Chinese taskforce, delivered a speech at the reception.

  Over 40 U.S. senior officers, local government officials and senators/congressmen in San Diego including Vice Adm. Kenneth E. Floyd, commander of the U.S. Third Fleet, and Rear Adm. John Jolliffe, deputy commander of the U.S. Third Fleet, as well as more than 30 representatives of local overseas Chinese and Chinese nationals were invited to the deck reception.

  During the reception, the officers and men of the Chinese Navy and the U.S. Navy conducted warm and in-depth exchanges.

  In addition, the servicemen of the Chinese visiting taskforce also gave performances such as traditional Chinese lion dance and cucurbit flute (a Chinese ethnic musical instrument) performance at the reception.


Editor:Zhang Tao

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