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New Chinese warships

Published : Sunday, 21 April, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 91

QINGDAO, Apr 20: China will show off new warships including nuclear submarines and destroyers at a parade next week marking 70 years since its navy's founding, a senior commander said on Saturday, as Beijing flexes its increasingly well-equipped military muscle.
President Xi Jinping is overseeing a sweeping plan to refurbish the People's Liberation Army (PLA) by developing everything from stealth jets to aircraft carriers as China ramps up its presence in the South China Sea and around self-ruled Taiwan.
The navy has been a key beneficiary of the modernization plan as China looks to project power far from the country's shores and protect its trading routes and citizens              overseas.    -REUTERS






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