A New Zealand frigate arrived at Zhanjiang military harbor in south China's Guangdong Province on Friday on a three-day visit.
Headed by Commodore David Anson, the frigate Te Kaha of the New Zealand navy has 28 officers and 148 soldiers and is on its first visit to the port.
During their stay, the crew and officers will participate in soccer and basketball games with their Chinese counterparts.
The two sides will hold meetings and visit each other's warships as well.
The Te Kaha missile frigate belongs to Anzac class which was made in Australia. It has been in service since 1997 with a load displacement of 3,600 tons and a highest sailing speed of 27 knots.
(Xinhua News Agency October 20, 2007)