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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Chinese warships pictured at the end of joint exercise with the Russian navy in 2016. Photo: Xinhua

Chinese navy’s 70th birthday parade set to showcase country’s rising sea power

  • Next month’s nautical spectacle will allow country to show off its most advanced warships to an international audience
  • More than a dozen foreign navies are expected to join in, including the United States
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Chinese warships pictured at the end of joint exercise with the Russian navy in 2016. Photo: Xinhua
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