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President Hu boards PLA Navy destroyer for fleet parade, review

Source: Xinhua | 04-23-2009 13:55

Special Report:   Chinese navy 60th anniversary

QINGDAO, April 23 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao boarded the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy destroyer Shijiazhuang at noon for an international fleet review slated for later Thursday.

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy's missile destroyer Shijiazhuang is ready to join the PLA naval fleet parade marking the 60th anniversary of the founding of the PLA Navy in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, on April 23, 2009. (Xinhua/Li Gang)
The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy's missile 
destroyer Shijiazhuang is ready to join the PLA naval fleet 
parade marking the 60th anniversary of the founding of the 
PLA Navy in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, on 
April 23, 2009. (Xinhua/Li Gang)

President Hu, also chairman of the Central Military Commission, was accompanied by PLA Navy Commander Admiral Wu Shengli and others.

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy's missile destroyer Shijiazhuang sets out for the sea to take part in the PLA naval fleet parade marking the 60th anniversary of the founding of the PLA Navy, in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, on April 23, 2009. (Xinhua/Li Ziheng)
The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy's missile 
destroyer Shijiazhuang sets out for the sea to take part 
in the PLA naval fleet parade marking the 60th anniversary 
of the founding of the PLA Navy, in Qingdao, east China's 
Shandong Province, on April 23, 2009. (Xinhua/Li Ziheng)

The PLA fleet parade, featuring the debut of China's nuclear submarines, and the fleet review of 21 foreign vessels from 14 countries will be held off the coast of Qingdao to mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the PLA Navy.


Editor:Liu Anqi