Chinese President Xi Jinping reviews the PLA Navy in the South China Sea last April. Photo: Xinhua

PLA invites world’s navies to 70th anniversary review, France and Russia may send aircraft carriers

  • The event is expected to be a show of military might and amity as Beijing polishes its image as a rising power
  • The French navy is likely to send its flagship Charles de Gaulle warship and Russia may send the Admiral Kuznetsov, a Chinese source said
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Chinese President Xi Jinping reviews the PLA Navy in the South China Sea last April. Photo: Xinhua
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Minnie Chan

Minnie Chan

Minnie Chan is an award-winning journalist, specialising in reporting on defence and diplomacy in China. Her coverage of the US EP-3 spy plane crash with a PLA J-8 in 2001 near the South China Sea opened her door to the military world. Since then, she has had several scoops relating to China's military development. She has been at the Post since 2005 and has a master's in international public affairs from The University of Hong Kong.