Hagel Visits China, Meets With Leaders

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrives in Beijing, April 7, 2014. Hagel will meet with Chinese counterparts during his three-day visit to the country. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrives in Beijing, April 7, 2014.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, is greeted by U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Mark W. Gillette, right, U.S. defense attaché to China, and Chinese military officers in Qingdao, China, April 7, 2014. While in the city, Hagel became the first foreigner to visit the Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, is greeted by Chinese Rear Adm. Guan Youfei in Qingdao, China, April 7, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, stands with Chinese Minister of Defense Chang Wanquan at an honors ceremony in Beijing, April 8, 2014. Hagal and Chang met to discuss military-to-military relations and other issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel performs a march in review with Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan at an honors ceremony in Beijing, April 8, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel performs a march in review with Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan at an honors ceremony in Beijing, April 8, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, and Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan stand at attention during a  pass in review in Beijing, April 8, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, walks with Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan after an honors ceremony in Beijing, April 8, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, waves after a ceremony in Beijing, April 8, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, not shown, meets with Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan in Beijing, April 8, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel meets with Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan in Beijing, April 8, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel meets with Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan in Beijing, April 8, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan hold a press conference in Beijing, April 8, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel comments during a press conference with Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan in Beijing, April 8, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan hold a press conference in Beijing, April 8, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel comments during a press conference with Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan in Beijing, April 8, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel meets with Chinese Gen. Fan Changlong, vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission, in Beijing, April 8, 2014. Earlier, Hagel and Fan met to discuss military-to-military relations and other issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks to military members at the Chinese National Defense University in Beijing, April 8, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks to military members at the Chinese National Defense University in Beijing, April 8, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks to military members at the Chinese National Defense University in Beijing, April 8, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks to military members at the Chinese National Defense University in Beijing, April 8, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, thanks Chinese Lt. Gen. Song Puxuan, commandant of the National Defense University, after speaking to military members at the Chinese National Defense University in Beijing, April 8, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel looks at artwork at the Bayi Building in Beijing, April 8, 2014. in Beijing, April 8, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel looks at artwork at the Bayi Building in Beijing, April 8, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel shakes hands with a traditional Chinese dancer after an official dinner in Beijing, April 8, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo