The Yinchuan, one of China’s Type 052D destroyers. Photo: Roy Issa

China launches two new Type 052D destroyers as it continues drive to strengthen naval force

  • Advanced warships will boost PLA Navy’s operational capabilities but its focus may soon shift to improving training and logistics
  • Two new warships were launched at the Dalian shipyard in northeast China last Friday
Topic |   China military

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The Yinchuan, one of China’s Type 052D destroyers. Photo: Roy Issa
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Military vehicles carry ballistic missiles past Tiananmen Gate during a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the second world war in 2015. Photo: Reuters
Collin Koh
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Collin Koh

The challenges that drive up military spending – in Asia-Pacific and beyond

  • Collin Koh writes that military operations in the Asia-Pacific region and elsewhere plausibly will have to do more with less in the coming years.

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Military vehicles carry ballistic missiles past Tiananmen Gate during a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the second world war in 2015. Photo: Reuters
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