April 11, 2020 (Google Translation) – In response to media reports that “the progress of the national shipbuilding of large ships has been delayed and almost nothing is left, only the transport ships are launched in a lively manner”, the Naval Command today (10) explained as follows:
1. In order to establish naval combat capability in line with defense operations, the new generation of main battleship-related weapons and equipment configurations, in accordance with the military’s operational requirements, are strictly and cautiously selected. Media reports are not true.
2. The army has continued to implement the policy of building a national ship, pragmatically promote the construction of the army, and call on the support of the Chinese people.