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Chinese ships stop by

The vessels will work with U.S. forces during their stay as the nations pursue stronger ties

By William Cole

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Sep 07, 2013

~~<p>Three Chinese navy ships with nearly 700 sailors aboard pulled into Pearl Harbor on Friday morning for a port visit and search-and-rescue drill as the United States and China step up military-to-military contacts and exercises.</p>
<p>The four-day stopover by the destroyer Qingdao, frigate Linyi and oiler Hongzehu &mdash; the first People's Liberation Army navy ship visit to Pearl Harbor in seven years &mdash; comes as China seeks a &quot;new type of great-power relationship&quot; with the U.S. and as China expands its influence through the South China Sea.</p>
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Three Chinese navy ships with nearly 700 sailors aboard pulled into Pearl Harbor on Friday morning for a port visit and search-and-rescue drill as the United States and China step up military-to-military contacts and exercises.

The four-day stopover by the destroyer Qingdao, frigate Linyi and oiler Hongzehu — the first People's Liberation Army navy ship visit to Pearl Harbor in seven years — comes as China seeks a "new type of great-power relationship" with the U.S. and as China expands its influence through the South China Sea. Login for more...



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