Xi reviews multinational fleet, champions maritime community with shared future ENGLISH.JSCHINA.COM.CN
       

ChinesePresidentXiJinping,alsogeneralsecretaryoftheCommunistPartyofChinaCentralCommitteeandchairmanoftheCentralMilitaryCommission,reviewsamultinationalfleetduringanavalparadeheldinQingdao,eastChinasShandongProvince,onApril23,hinesePeoplesLiberationArmyNavyonTuesday.(Xinhua/LiGang)QINGDAO,April23--DozensofmilitaryvesselsflyingdifferentnationalflagslinedupinwatersoffeastChinaSeaonTuesdayafternoonaspartoftheactivitiestomarkthe70thfoundinganniversaryofthePeoplesLiberationArmy(PLA):erXining,:,alsogeneralsecretaryoftheCommunistPartyofChinaCentralCommitteeandchairmanoftheCentralMilitaryCommission,aft,includingChina,includingsubmarines,destroyers,frigates,andaircraftcarrier,whiletheaircraftflewin10echelons,showcasingwarplanesforearlywarning,reconnaissance,anti-submarinepatrol,aswellasbombers,"Salutetoyou,comrades,"untries,includingRussian,Xi,inthemorning,alnavalevents,Xicalledforjointeffortstoaddresscommonthreatsandchallengesatsea."Theblueplanethumansinhabitisnotdividedintoislandsbytheoceans,butisconnectedbytheoceanstoformacommunitywithasharedfuture,wherepeopleofallcountriessharewealandwoe,"e,sayingtheChinesePLANavywillcontinuetoactivelyshoulderitsinternationalresponsibilities,safeguardthesecurityofintedbeliefthattheconceptandproposalofamaritimecommunitywithasharedfuturewillpromote,Africa,Europe,AmericaandOceaniaarehereforafour-daymultinationalnavalevents,snavalparade,theactivitiesalsoincludehigh-levelseminarsandculturalandsportsexchanges."Organizingmultinationaleventsisanestablishedinternationalpracticeandauniquewayofnavalexchanges,"saidPLANavyDeputyCommanderQiuYanpeng,notingChinaalsoheldsuchactivitiesforthenavys60thanniversaryin2009when29countriessenttheirdelegations."Theycreateopportunitiesfornavyleadersofdifferentcountriestodiscussmaritimesecuritycooperation,"hesaid."TheparadeisagreatopportunitytolearnabouttheChinesenavy,"s,1949,thePLANavywasfoundedinanationwhichsuff,ithasgrownfromweaktostrong,fromcoastalwaterstowarddeepblue,evolvingintoChinas"GreatWallatsea"c,theP,thenavyhassent32fleetsandmorethan27,000officersandsoldierstoescortover6,600vessels,,aChinesenavalfleetmanagedtoevacuate621Chinesecitizensaswellas276peopleof15othercountriesoutofthewar-torncountry."Iamimpressedbyandproudofthenavysdevelopmentandachievements,"saidHuangShengtian,theonlypersonstillalivewhowitnessedthefoundingofthePLANavy70yearsago."Onlywithastrongnavycanourpeopleandcountryenjoylastingpeaceandstability,"saidthe93-year-old.。