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China's naval deployment to the seas off Somalia

2008-12-22 04:04:25 GMT2008-12-22 12:04:25 (Beijing Time)  China Daily

Missile Destroyer Haikou 171 of the PLA Navy's South China Sea Fleet is seen in this undated file photo. China's navy will send two missile destroyers and a supply ship to the waters off Somalia this week to protect Chinese vessels and crews from pirate attacks. [CFP]

Destroyer Wuhan 169 of the PLA Navy's South China Sea Fleet is seen in this undated file photo.China's navy will send two missile destroyers and a supply ship to the waters off Somalia this week to protect Chinese vessels and crews from pirate attacks. [CFP]

Destroyer Wuhan 169 and Missile Destroyer Haikou 171 (Front), seen in this undated file photo, together with a supply ship (not shown in the photo), will leave the South China's island province of Hainan December 26 for a mission to the waters off Somalia this week to protect Chinese vessels and crews from pirate attacks. [CFP]

Supply Ship Weishanhu, seen in this undated file photo, together with two navy destroyers (not shown in the photo), will leave the South China's island province of Hainan December 26 for a mission to the waters off Somalia this week to protect Chinese vessels and crews from pirate attacks. [CFP]

Missile Destroyer Haikou 171 of the PLA Navy's South China Sea Fleet is seen in this undated file photo. China's navy will send two missile destroyers and a supply ship to the waters off Somalia this week to protect Chinese vessels and crews from pirate attacks. [CFP]

China's navy will send two missile destroyers and a supply ship to the waters off Somalia this week to protect Chinese vessels and crews from pirate attacks.

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