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

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