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China holds landmark naval parade to mark PLA Navy 60th anniversary

Source: Xinhua | 04-23-2009 15:55

Special Report:   Chinese navy 60th anniversary

QINGDAO, April 23 (Xinhua) -- 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 People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy.

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)

Hu, also chairman of the Central Military Commission, was accompanied by PLA Navy Commander Admiral Wu Shengli aboard the destroyer Shijiazhuang.