US Destroyer Visit Latest Twist in China-US Military Ties

August 9, 2016 10:11 AM

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In this Aug. 8, 2016, file photo, a Chinese military band plays as the guided missile destroyer USS Benfold arrives in port in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong Province. (AP Photo/Borg Wong, File)

QINGDAO, China — The visit of the U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer USS Benfold to the northern Chinese port of Qingdao this week is the latest development in a long-term effort to build trust between the countries' militaries amid tensions and a rivalry for dominance in Asia.

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