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After boarding the destroyer the Xining, which was only commissioned two years ago, Xi watched as a flotilla of Chinese and foreign ships sailed past, in waters off the eastern port city of Qingdao.(REUTERS)

China shows off new destroyer as Xi views naval parade

By Reuters | Qingdao
PUBLISHED ON APR 23, 2019 04:23 PM IST
China’s last naval battles were with Vietnam in the South China Sea in 1974 and 1988, though these were relatively minor skirmishes. Chinese ships have also participated in international anti-piracy patrols off Somalia since late 2008.
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