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Chinese navy ships arrive in Sydney

09-21-2010 09:40 BJT

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A fleet of Chinese PLA navy ships have arrived in Sydney, Australia, for a goodwill visit. This is the last stop of the navy's five-nation tour in the South Pacific.

The ships steamed into Sydney Harbor on Monday morning. Senior Australian military officials, Chinese Embassy staff and overseas Chinese welcomed the Zhenghe training vessel and Mianyang frigate.

Over the next four days, the ships will be open to the public. The Chinese crew will have a host of exchanges with their Australian counterparts in naval academies and military bases in New South Wales. This is the fourth time the Chinese navy has visited Australia, an important trading partner in the Asia-Pacific region.

Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: CNTV

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