Gov't News: Chuck Hagel Inspects China's Aircraft Carrier

 
April 7, 2014 - PRLog -- U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel took part in a tour on Monday of China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning.

“It’s a sign of openness, of sincerity, that China has nothing to hide and wants to improve military relations with the United States,” Ni Lexiong, a naval expert with the Shanghai University of Political Science and Law, told Reuters.

“It will also be a good opportunity for the Americans to see the difference between the Liaoning and their aircraft carriers,” Lexiong added.

Hagel is the first foreign visitor to be onboard the new warship.

The U.S. regularly invites Chinese officials to tour their warships as a show of good faith military transparency.

"By showing him a vessel that was built in Ukraine in the 1980s and remains only a training platform that is still not fully operational, the Chinese will be keeping him away from their more sensitive capabilities, such as their missile programmes or submarine fleets," said Ian Storey, a Singapore-based regional security expert.

ExecutiveGov is part of Executive Mosaic’s portfolio of media properties and serves its executive audience by covering stories focused on federal agencies, U.S. foreign policy and each branch of government.

Executive Mosaic is a leader in connecting Capital-area executives through exclusive events and media, with a particular focus on the federal government contracting (GovCon) industry.

In addition to weaving a fabric of private like-minded communities, the company’s growing cross-media platform serves as a leading source of news on the people, policies, trends and events shaping the GovCon sector.
End
Source:ExecutiveGov
Email:***@executivemosaic.com Email Verified
Tags:Chuck Hagel
Industry:Defense, Government
Account Email Address Verified     Account Phone Number Verified     Disclaimer     Report Abuse
Executive Mosaic PRs
Trending News
Top Daily News
Top Weekly News



Like PRLog?
9K2K1K
Click to Share