A file picture of Chinese Navy personnel taking part in a port visit to San Diego in California last year. Photo: AP A file picture of Chinese Navy personnel taking part in a port visit to San Diego in California last year. Photo: AP
A file picture of Chinese Navy personnel taking part in a port visit to San Diego in California last year. Photo: AP

China to step up patrols to create ‘first class’ navy

Senior official in the PLA says military is speeding up the development of a marine corps, building destroyers and frigates and will increase level of air and sea patrols

Topic |   China's military
A file picture of Chinese Navy personnel taking part in a port visit to San Diego in California last year. Photo: AP A file picture of Chinese Navy personnel taking part in a port visit to San Diego in California last year. Photo: AP
A file picture of Chinese Navy personnel taking part in a port visit to San Diego in California last year. Photo: AP
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