Chinese President Xi Jinping reviews a multinational fleet during a naval parade to mark the 70th founding anniversary of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy. Photo: Xinhua
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Navy’s anniversary carried a complex message

  • China’s growing naval might is the country’s most visible sign of its military expansion
  • The PLA Navy’s 70th anniversary was both a cause for celebration and a chance to build on the goal of working together for peace and the common good

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Chinese President Xi Jinping reviews a multinational fleet during a naval parade to mark the 70th founding anniversary of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy. Photo: Xinhua
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