Navy chief to visit China

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Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Jan. 11, 2016. Rick Vasquez/Stars and Stripes
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Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Jan. 11, 2016. Rick Vasquez/Stars and Stripes

Navy chief to visit China

by: Tara Copp | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: July 15, 2016
 WASHINGTON -- Adm. John Richardson, chief of naval operations, will visit China next week to discuss South China Sea security issues, the Navy announced Thursday.
 
Richardson will spend three days visiting with the People’s Liberation Army Navy in China and meet with his counterpart, Adm. Wu Shengli, according to a Navy news release.
 
In addition to the South China Sea, the admirals are expected to discuss other less controversial topics, including the recent joint Rim of the Pacific exercises.
 
Richardson will be in Beijing and Qingdao from July 17 to July 20. This is his first trip to China.
 
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