Chinese Navy ships visit HawaiiUPDATED 5:59 PM HST Sep 06, 2013Video Transcript
A visit from Chinese Navy ships at Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Both sides say it's an effort to create stronger U.S. And China ties. KITV4's Nana Ohkawa reports. :23 - :26 :34 - :37 :54 - :57 Into our ports...they sail...three Chinese Navy ships have arrived.. There was a warm aloha welcome-- song a keiki hula performance to a popular chinese song-- for the People's Liberation Army from China. Rear admiral Rick Williams says this visit with China's navy will go a long way to easing what he calls maritime challenges. 3446 IN ORDER TO ADDRESS THOSE CHALLENGES IT'S IMPORTANT FOR US TO WORK AS PARTNERS TO TRY AND COUNTER SOME OF THOSE SO WHETHER IT'S HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE DISASTER RELIEF WHETHER IT'S MARITIME SECURITY AND COUNTER PIRACY 3548 bridge:4633 THE LAST PORT VISIT BY CHINESE NAVY SHIPS WAS MORE THAN 7 YEARS AGO. 4639 The U.S. Navy says it hopes to have more of these visits in the future. To continue trying to create strong ties with China and other foreign countries. Chinese Rear Admiral Wai gang says he brought more than 680 of his men across the Pacific in the same efforts. 2857 BOTH SIDES ARE WILLING TO ESTABLISH A NEW TYPE OF US CHINA RELATIONSHIP BASED ON MUTUAL RESPECT AND DOUBLE SIDED COOPERATION 2907 The cooperation will include a lot of operational drills to reinforce openness and trust between the two sides. 3522 WE ARE WORKING A SEARCH AND RESCUE EXERCISE THAT INCLUDES MANEUVERS WE ARE GOING TO HAVE HELICOPTERS WORKING TOGETHER AND WORKING THE AIRSPACE DECONFLICTION AND WE WILL HAVE SMALL BOATS GOING BACK AND FORTH TO THE SHIPS 3536 There will also be communication drills. The drills will take place off of Diamond head and Waikiki. Nana Ohkawa KITV4 News.