Halifax hails Chinese navy | The Chronicle HeraldChinese naval ships visited Canada’s West Coast in 2000 and 2006, but this marks the first time one has visited Halifax, navy Lt. Edward Stansfield, a Canadian navy spokesman, said Tuesday in Halifax.“It is a great opportunity just for exchange and goodwill,” he said. “We are certainly proud to host them.
“It is interesting how Canada and China have a lot of similarities in the sense that they are both maritime nations. They both have proud naval histories, so there is certainly a lot that we can share.”
Members of the local Chinese community took part in Maritime Forces Atlantic’s official welcome of the ship.
“The showing (by the Chinese community) was immense and very energetic, Stansfield said. “They had flags out and were singing their national anthem.”
They were singing THEIR national anthem and wave THEIR flags on our shores? This is not an expression of goodwill.