A screen grab of a video released by the People’s Liberation Army showing amphibious assault landing and island-control exercises involving marines and other special fighting units, as the Chinese navy celebrates its 73rd anniversary this weekend. Photo: Weibo
A screen grab of a video released by the People’s Liberation Army showing amphibious assault landing and island-control exercises involving marines and other special fighting units, as the Chinese navy celebrates its 73rd anniversary this weekend. Photo: Weibo
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Beijing marks 73rd anniversary of Chinese navy with video of amphibious landing, island-control drills

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A screen grab of a video released by the People’s Liberation Army showing amphibious assault landing and island-control exercises involving marines and other special fighting units, as the Chinese navy celebrates its 73rd anniversary this weekend. Photo: Weibo
A screen grab of a video released by the People’s Liberation Army showing amphibious assault landing and island-control exercises involving marines and other special fighting units, as the Chinese navy celebrates its 73rd anniversary this weekend. Photo: Weibo
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