Mon, April 27, 2009

60th Chinese Navy founding anniversary

China holds landmark naval parade

Chinese President Hu Jintao, aboard the Chinese Navy destroyer Shijiazhuang, reviewed Thursday afternoon warships and aircraft in a landmark naval parade off the coast of Qingdao marking the 60th anniversary of the founding of the PLA Navy. Full story

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Brief history of PLA Navy

More than 40 naval vessels will join a grand international fleet on April 23 in a display to mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of China's People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN).

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