Navy con­ducts live-fire drill en route to Baltic

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sea, the PLA Navy said, adding that it in­cludes two stages — the first in the Baltic Sea in late July and the sec­ond in the seas of Ja­pan and Okhotsk in mid-Septem­ber.

In ad­di­tion to the flotilla led by the He­fei, an­other Chi­nese naval flotilla — the CNS Changchun, a Type 052C guided-mis­sile destroyer; CNS Jinza Type 054A frigate; and the CNS

a Type 903A re­plen­ish­ment ship — is also in the Mediter­ranean Sea, mak­ing vis­its to var­i­ous na­tions.

The flotilla left Shang­hai on April 23, the date mark­ing the 68th an­niver­sary of the found­ing of the PLA Navy, and is in the mid­dle of a good­will voy­age to more than 20 coun­tries in Asia, Europe, Africa and Ocea­nia.

The ships en­tered the Mediter­ranean on Thurs­day through the Suez Canal fol­low­ing a four-day call in Dji­bouti that ended on July 1. They will visit Italy next.

HE PENGLEI / CHINA NEWS SER­VICE

Young Liv­ing Bud­dhas walk on the cam­pus of The Bud­dhist Acad­emy of Ti­bet in Lhasa, Ti­bet au­tonomous re­gion, af­ter seven class­mates grad­u­ated from their three-year tai­lor-made el­e­men­tary school pro­gram.

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