Chinese Navy’s 055-class guided missile destroyer the Nanchang was the centrepiece of the event. Photo: Reuters

China puts a damper on navy’s 70th anniversary celebrations as it tries to allay fears over rising strength

  • Poor weather compounds low-key feel to event as Chinese military seeks to address concerns about its growing strength
  • Centrepiece of event was appearance of new Type 055 destroyer which has been named the Nanchang
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Chinese Navy’s 055-class guided missile destroyer the Nanchang was the centrepiece of the event. Photo: Reuters
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Chinese President Xi Jinping inspects the honour guards of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy before boarding the destroyer Xining in Qingdao, Shandong province, on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua

Xi Jinping makes maritime peace call as Chinese navy powers up for 70th anniversary parade

  • President urges naval forces around the world to work together to settle disputes
  • No country can deal with all threats alone, China’s naval commander says
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Chinese President Xi Jinping inspects the honour guards of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy before boarding the destroyer Xining in Qingdao, Shandong province, on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua
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