President Xi Jinping is given a guard of honour on his first visit to the country’s sole aircraft carrier, the Liaoning in Dalian. During the visit, revealed by state media yesterday, Xi went below deck to talk to seamen. The visit came amid naval advances by neighbours, including Japan’s launch of its largest military vessel since the second world war, the carrier Izumo. Photo: Xinhua President Xi Jinping is given a guard of honour on his first visit to the country’s sole aircraft carrier, the Liaoning in Dalian. During the visit, revealed by state media yesterday, Xi went below deck to talk to seamen. The visit came amid naval advances by neighbours, including Japan’s launch of its largest military vessel since the second world war, the carrier Izumo. Photo: Xinhua
President Xi Jinping is given a guard of honour on his first visit to the country’s sole aircraft carrier, the Liaoning in Dalian. During the visit, revealed by state media yesterday, Xi went below deck to talk to seamen. The visit came amid naval advances by neighbours, including Japan’s launch of its largest military vessel since the second world war, the carrier Izumo. Photo: Xinhua

Xi Jinping sends signal to neighbours with high-profile tour of Liaoning aircraft carrier

President greets sailors and commends flight crews at Dalian base

Topic |   Liaoning aircraft carrier
President Xi Jinping is given a guard of honour on his first visit to the country’s sole aircraft carrier, the Liaoning in Dalian. During the visit, revealed by state media yesterday, Xi went below deck to talk to seamen. The visit came amid naval advances by neighbours, including Japan’s launch of its largest military vessel since the second world war, the carrier Izumo. Photo: Xinhua President Xi Jinping is given a guard of honour on his first visit to the country’s sole aircraft carrier, the Liaoning in Dalian. During the visit, revealed by state media yesterday, Xi went below deck to talk to seamen. The visit came amid naval advances by neighbours, including Japan’s launch of its largest military vessel since the second world war, the carrier Izumo. Photo: Xinhua
President Xi Jinping is given a guard of honour on his first visit to the country’s sole aircraft carrier, the Liaoning in Dalian. During the visit, revealed by state media yesterday, Xi went below deck to talk to seamen. The visit came amid naval advances by neighbours, including Japan’s launch of its largest military vessel since the second world war, the carrier Izumo. Photo: Xinhua
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