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Naval parade, international fleet review conclude in Qingdao

Source: | 04-23-2009 17:21

Special Report:   Chinese navy 60th anniversary

Today marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People's Liberation Army navy. Activities, including a naval parade featuring China's strength in coastal defense and international fleet review, have concluded off the coast near Qingdao.

The parade featured 25 naval vessels and 31 aircraft from China's Navy. All aircraft and submarines, as well as the majority of destroyers and frigates, came from the Qingdao-based PLA Navy North China Sea Fleet.

The other ships were from the East China Sea and South China Sea Fleets. The parade also featured the first public appearance of the country's nuclear-powered submarines. During another part of the celebrations, 21 vessels from 14 foreign navies took part in an international fleet review.


Editor:Zhang Ning