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Chinese navy to mark 60th anniversary

Source: Xinhuanet | 04-19-2009 16:49

Special Report:   Chinese navy 60th anniversary

BEIJING, April 19 -- China's navy is set to hold a huge maritime ceremony to mark its 60th anniversary in April, and has invited ships and top officials from dozens of countries to attend, media reported Saturday.

Chinese naval soldiers welcome the arrival of a Pakistani destroyer at the Qingdao port in east China's Shandong province, April 18, 2009. (Xinhua Photo)
Chinese naval soldiers welcome the arrival of a Pakistani
destroyer at the Qingdao port in east China's Shandong 
province, April 18, 2009. (Xinhua Photo)

The four-day celebration -- set to begin Monday in and off the coast of the eastern city of Qingdao -- will involve 21 naval vessels from 14 countries, Xinhua news agency said.