Adm. Wu Shengli, commander in chief of the People’s Liberation Army – Navy [PLA(N)], visited the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) accompanied by U.S. Navy Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert on Sept. 9, 2013.
In his first visit to the United States since 2007, Shengli, escorted by Greenert, was rendered side honors by Carl Vinson Sailors before a tour of the warship led by its Commanding Officer Capt. Kent D. Whalen.
“It is a rare privilege to welcome aboard such distinguished guests,” Whalen said. “To have not only our own chief of naval operations, but to have Adm. Wu from the People’s Republic of China as well is truly an honor. I’m pleased and excited some of our terrific Sailors had the opportunity to engage with them both.”