US defence chief Chuck Hagel is greeted by military personnel as he arrives at Qingdao airport before his inspection of China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning. Photo: AP

Chuck Hagel kicks off China visit with rare glimpse of Liaoning aircraft carrier

US defence chief becomes first foreign official to be welcomed aboard China's first aircraft carrier

Topic |   Liaoning aircraft carrier

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US defence chief Chuck Hagel is greeted by military personnel as he arrives at Qingdao airport before his inspection of China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning. Photo: AP
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Teddy Ng

Teddy Ng

Teddy Ng joined the Post’s China desk in 2011, focusing on the nation’s foreign affairs. He is now deputy editor of the section.