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Backgrounder: 60 years of naval development


Source: | 04-24-2009 08:57

Special Report:   Chinese navy 60th anniversary

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Now, let's look at how the Chinese navy grew from just a few vessels into a modern maritime force.

The PLA Navy was founded on April 23rd, 1949 in this small village in the coastal province of Jiangsu. 
The PLA Navy was founded on April 23rd, 1949 in this small
village in the coastal province of Jiangsu.

The PLA Navy was founded on April 23rd, 1949 in this small village in the coastal province of Jiangsu.

It consisted of only nine warships and 17 boats.

Generations of Chinese leaders have made it one of the country's priorities to build a strong Navy.