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PLA chief on trust mission

By Zhao Shengnan in Beijing and Chen Weihua in Washington | China Daily | Updated: 2014-05-15 07:09

Significant tour of US carrier launches visit amid rising tensions at sea

In a significant reciprocal visit, a top Chinese general launched his first US trip with a tour of the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier in San Diego, California, on Tuesday.

Analysts said the five-day visit, which will be accorded red-carpet treatment, signals willingness by the Chinese and United States militaries to improve ties and keep channels of contact open amid simmering maritime tensions in the Asia-Pacific region.

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