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Hagel Gets Aircraft Carrier Tour on First Visit to China

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel toured China’s first aircraft carrier a day after warning the Communist Party-led nation not to use coercion to settle territorial disputes with its neighbors.

Hagel was the first foreign visitor to get such access to China’s aircraft carrier, according to a senior U.S. defense official. The ship, Liaoning, is based at Qingdao naval base.