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Chinese navy warships will arrive at Pearl Harbor Friday

By William Cole

LAST UPDATED: 03:11 a.m. HST, Sep 05, 2013

Three Chinese navy warships will pull into Pearl Harbor Friday on the first such visit in seven years, the U.S. Navy said.

The visiting ships include the Qingdao, a Luhu-class destroyer; Linyi, a Jiangkai-class frigate; and Hongzehu, a Fuqing-class fleet oiler.

As the capstone to the port visit, all three ships will participate in a one-day search-and-rescue drill Monday with the cruiser USS Lake Erie "that will highlight the ability of the two nations to cooperate and communicate at sea," the Navy said.

The last port visit by People's Liberation Army Navy ships to Pearl Harbor (by the Qingdao and Hongzehu) was exactly seven years ago to the day on Sept. 6, 2006.

"This port visit is part of the U.S. Navy's ongoing effort to maximize opportunities for developing relationships with foreign navies as a tool to build trust, encourage multilateral cooperation, enhance transparency, and avoid miscalculation in the Pacific," the Navy said in a release.

As part of a planned series of military-to-military exchanges between the two nations, Adm. Cecil Haney, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, visited China in May in conjunction with a port visit by the cruiser USS Shiloh at Zhanjiang, China.

During what is being termed a reciprocal port visit to Pearl Harbor, the Chinese ships will be hosted by USS Lake Erie.

Over the weekend, Chinese and U.S. leaders will conduct talks "to build confidence and mutual understanding between the two nations," the Navy said. The port visit will give Chinese sailors an opportunity to interact with their U.S. counterparts.

Other foreign-flagged ships that have come to Hawaii this year include the British destroyer Daring, Australian frigate Perth, and Japanese ships Shimokita, Atago, and Hyuga.

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MalamaKaAina wrote:
"Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy." ~Mao Zedong
on September 5,2013 | 03:13AM
hanalei395 wrote:
America's Manifest Destiny. After the American continent, then on to the Caribbean, and across the Pacific, to Hawai'i, all the way to the Philippines.
on September 5,2013 | 05:59AM
Mythman wrote:
America was not into colonies, like England and Germany and France and others in Europe. Study world war one and two.
on September 5,2013 | 07:08AM
hanalei395 wrote:
"Territory" sounds better than colony.
on September 5,2013 | 07:19AM
Mythman wrote:
Chairman Mao, my favorite mass killer next to Joe Stalin.......
on September 5,2013 | 07:07AM
BillD wrote:
It will be exciting to see the Chinese Navy put to use, up close and in real time, all of that technology that they stole from us.
on September 5,2013 | 06:14AM
Mythman wrote:
what about the technology we are attached to these ships so we can blow up their bombs remotely using satellite microwave pulses while inside the ships through pinpoint gps location via the tracking devices we are installing by the hundreds on these vessels while they are at Pearl.
on September 5,2013 | 07:09AM
mikethenovice wrote:
Get ready for the "fighting cats" talking on the city bus? Chinese sound like that. I'm used to it going to Chinatown every weekend.
on September 5,2013 | 06:22AM
Mythman wrote:
Too funny, mike......
on September 5,2013 | 07:10AM
pakeheat wrote:
But what about the "boiling water" we hear every day all over the place?
on September 5,2013 | 07:26AM
mikethenovice wrote:
Got to play with the enemy to see what they are up to.
on September 5,2013 | 06:22AM
lokela wrote:
Dim sum time....
on September 5,2013 | 06:28AM
st1d wrote:
i hear they are here to repossess a carrier.
on September 5,2013 | 07:00AM
Mythman wrote:
I heard they were here to repossess the state OHA and KSBE.....
on September 5,2013 | 07:11AM
Mythman wrote:
Maybe they will lay a wreath at the Sun Yat Sen statue in C-town?
on September 5,2013 | 08:08AM
mrluke wrote:
"navy warships" - Isn't that redundant?
on September 5,2013 | 08:05AM
Anonymous wrote:
Mao is the most notorious mass murderer in history. 70 million souls perished under his three campaigns: anti-right, Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution.
on September 5,2013 | 09:17AM
frontman wrote:
I hope the taxpayers of Hawaii aren't footing the bill for these new visitors.
on September 5,2013 | 11:20AM
Anonymous wrote:
what time will they come??
on September 5,2013 | 02:44PM
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