Last month, People’s Liberation Army Navy Commander in Chief Admiral Wu Shengli visited the Washington Navy Yard, and was welcomed by U.S. Navy Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert. Greenert hosted his Chinese counterpart for a week’s visit, and the two toured numerous installations in the United States. The two exchanged small mementos of the occasion, and the Naval Historical Foundation assisted in the process. Shown above, Admiral Greenert presents Admiral Wu with a copy of the new Chinese translation of “Aircraft Carriers at War,” the highly successful book written by former Chief of Naval Operations Admiral James L. Holloway III, who also serves as Chairman Emeritus of the Naval Historical Foundation. Additionally, Admiral Greenert presented Admiral Wu with a commemorative Truxtun Bowl, modeled on the design of the bowl made in China in 1794 for Captain Thomas Truxtun using plans for one of the U.S. Navy’s original six frigates. Both the Holloway book and replicas of the Truxtun Bowl are on sale at the Navy Museum Store.
In return, Admiral Wu presented Admiral Holloway with a hat from the new Chinese carrier Liaoning (CV 16), shown in the below photo of Admiral Holloway.