U.S. Defense Secretary Hagel Granted Rare Tour of Aircraft Carrier in China

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has taken a rare tour of China’s new aircraft carrier, kicking off a 3-day visit to China. After arriving in the eastern port city of Qingdao, Hagel spent about 2 hours on the vessel.

This makes him the first foreign defense official to go aboard the ship; reporters and photographers have been denied access. CCTV’s Han Bin reports.

U.S. Defense Secretary Hagel Granted Rare Tour of Aircraft Carrier in China

U.S. Defense Secretary Hagel Granted Rare Tour of Aircraft Carrier in China

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has taken a rare tour of China's new aircraft carrier, kicking off a 3-day visit to China. After arriving in the eastern port city of Qingdao, Hagel spent about 2 hours on the vessel. This makes him the first foreign defense official to go aboard the ship; reporters and photographers have been denied access. CCTV's Han Bin reports.

For perspective on Secretary Hagel’s trip to China, anchor Mike Walter sits down with P.J. Crowley, a former U.S. State Department official, and a fellow at The George Washington University Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication.

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P.J. Crowley on U.S. Defense Secretary Hagel Visiting China

P.J. Crowley on U.S. Defense Secretary Hagel Visiting China

For perspective on Secretary Hagel's trip to China, anchor Mike Walter sits down with P.J. Crowley, a former U.S. State Department official, and a fellow at The George Washington University Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication.