A Type 056 corvette, the Huizhou, in Hong Kong waters. Photo: Felix Wong

China to stop building Type 056 corvettes as navy shifts focus to larger vessels

  • The PLA Navy has started ordering bigger warships as it starts to prepare for missions further away from its shoreline
  • The last Type 056, the Aba, has been completed, according to local media reports in its namesake prefecture
Topic |   South China Sea

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A Type 056 corvette, the Huizhou, in Hong Kong waters. Photo: Felix Wong
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Liu Zhen

Liu Zhen

Liu Zhen joined the Post in 2015 as a reporter on the China desk. She previously worked with Reuters in Beijing.