Wednesday, November 28, 2007
A sign of better relations between two Asian powers. A Chinese warship has dropped anchor off Tokyo, in China's first military visit to Japan since World War II.The port call by the guided missile destroyer Shenzhen was part of a mutual exchange that will bring a Japanese warship on a visit to China at a later date.
ShenzhenIt was the first visit ever to Japan by Communist China's People's Liberation Army. The Chinese ship arrived under heavy security with a Japanese destroyer as its escort and a half dozen helicopters buzzing the sky. ShenzhenOn board, a navy band played "Anchors Away," while cheering Chinese well-wishers waved Chinese flags and performed a lion dance. During its 4-day stay, the ship will be opened to the Japanese public for tours.