PEARL HARBOR (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Chinese navy warship Xi'an docked at Pearl Harbor on Friday as part of the ongoing Rim of the Pacific war games.
Media got a chance to tour the vessel, which is just a year old.
This is the first time the ship has left China.
The 150-meter long, guided missile destroyer is one of five ships from China training with the United States during RIMPAC.
It's the second time China has participated in RIMPAC.
"We are ready to have more exchange and cooperation with our colleagues in different countries," said Xi'an Commander Sun Hong Bin.
U.S. Navy Commander Arthur Fong said everyone has high expectations ahead of the war games.
"A lot of us have never seen a Chinese navy before," he said.
RIMPAC's aim is to strengthen military relations and to combat global threats, including terrorism and piracy.