The Chinese navy commissions Nanchang, a new Type 055 guided-missile destroyer, on January 12, 2020. Photo: Handout The Chinese navy commissions Nanchang, a new Type 055 guided-missile destroyer, on January 12, 2020. Photo: Handout
The Chinese navy commissions Nanchang, a new Type 055 guided-missile destroyer, on January 12, 2020. Photo: Handout
Manoj Kewalramani
Opinion

Opinion

Manoj Kewalramani and Suyash Desai

Coronavirus economic crisis squeezes China’s plans to expand its navy as it marks 71st anniversary

  • China has built the world’s largest deployable fleet of vessels, recently pursuing an aggressive naval strategy. Given the high cost of maintaining the fleet, however, the blow to the country’s economy from Covid-19 means expansion will be stymied

The Chinese navy commissions Nanchang, a new Type 055 guided-missile destroyer, on January 12, 2020. Photo: Handout The Chinese navy commissions Nanchang, a new Type 055 guided-missile destroyer, on January 12, 2020. Photo: Handout
The Chinese navy commissions Nanchang, a new Type 055 guided-missile destroyer, on January 12, 2020. Photo: Handout
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