New leader takes helm of PLA Navy

China Daily European Weekly - - News Digest -

The Peo­ple’s Lib­er­a­tion Army Navy has a new com­man­der, 60-yearold Vice-Ad­mi­ral Shen Jin­long, ac­cord­ing to the Navy. Shen has re­placed Ad­mi­ral Wu Shengli, 71, to take charge of the largest navy in Asia. Shen was cho­sen be­cause of his rich ex­pe­ri­ence with front-line com­bat units, in­sti­tutes and a ma­jor fleet’s com­mand­ing body, ac­cord­ing to a se­nior re­searcher with the PLA Navy, who asked not to be named, said.

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