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Commander of U.S. Marine Corps visits South China Sea Fleet
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18:30, April 03, 2008

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According to Xinhua Net, General James T. Conway, Commander of the U.S. Marine Corps, and his team were flown into Zhanjiang from Beijing by the Chinese navy on April 2; and started their 2-day visit to the South China Sea Fleet.

Gen. Conway was given an introduction to the fleet while he toured the operations room and cabs of the naval ships, as well as ship-based weapons, at the military port in Zhanjiang. He commended the Chinese military for its openness, transparency and modernization.

On April 3, Gen. Conway and his team will travel to the South China Sea Fleet's amphibious landing training grounds to watch the training exercises of China's Marine Corps and the anti-terrorism training exercises of China's Navy. They will also see the new amphibious armored vehicles of China's Marine Corps. Gen. Conway will also picnic with the Chinese marines and get a personal look at China's Marine Corps training, work and life.

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