China, Vietnam wrap up 29th joint patrol in Beibu Gulf

December 10, 2020 – The 29th joint patrol in the Beibu Gulf, conducted recently by the Chinese PLA Southern Theater Command and the Vietnam People’s Navy according to relevant agreements and routine annual plans between the Chinese and Vietnamese armed forces, wrapped up successfully. China and Vietnam each sent two naval vessels to participate in this joint patrol. Drills focused…

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CCP Navy Conducts Exercise in South China Sea

October 23, 2020 (Propaganda) – The naval aviation force under the CCP Navy’s Southern Theater Command conducted a large-scale live-fire exercise over the South China Sea earlier this week, according to the PLA Navy. The CCP Navy said in a statement published on Friday on its WeChat account the exercise was carried out by nearly 100 naval pilots above waters…

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China Retires Last Two Type 051 Destroyers

September 1, 2020 – A naval flotilla under the PLA Southern Theater Command last Friday held a decommissioning ceremony for two destroyers, the Zhanjiang (Hull 165) and the Zhuhai (Hull 166), both of which had served in the PLA Navy (PLAN) for nearly 30 years. The ceremony marked the final retirement of all the Type-051 destroyers, as China’s first-generation guided-missile…

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