China: The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) recently held a grand ceremony to mark the 60th anniversary of its navy.
‘Twenty-nine naval delegations from all over the world attended the event on April 20 off the coast of the eastern city of Qingdao. PLA Navy Commander Admiral Wu Shengli announced the start of festivities, which included seminars, a sampan race and a fleet parade. A total of 21 naval vessels from 14 other countries then joined in a naval parade. There were 21 warships including destroyers, escort ships, patrol vessels, landing vessels and supply ships.