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Naval parade promotes cultural exchanges


Source: | 04-21-2009 19:15

Special Report:   Chinese navy 60th anniversary

Preparations are continuing in the port city of Qingdao for Thursday's maritime parade commemorating the Chinese Navy's 60th anniversary.

Sailors from many countries are taking time to see the city and participate in various exchanges.

Sailors from many countries are taking time to see the city and participate in various exchanges.
Sailors from many countries are taking time to see the
city and participate in various exchanges.

These programs show the parade is not only for showing military strength, but a stage for cultural exchange and friendship.

Drawing lots, and getting ready for a Sampan race.

Sailors from 12 countries are taking part a special sporting event proposed by the Chinese navy. For many, it’s their first experience.

The event is held at the site of the sailing venue for last year’s Olympics. Many say the results aren't as important as getting to know sailors from other countries one-on-one.

Christine Senini, HMAS Success, Australia, said, “It’s fantastic, it’s great to be here. To have fun and compete well. ”