Glob­al­iz­ing China’s Navy

The Washington Times Weekly - - Geopolitics -

On July 2, a Peo­ple’s Lib­er­a­tion Army’s (PLA) naval con­voy left the Chinese mil­i­tary port Zhan­jiang for the Gulf of Aden and the So­mali coastal waters. The flotilla in­cluded the mis­sile de­stroyer Wuhan, the mis­sile frigate Yulin and the sup­ply ves­sel Qing­hai. This small Chinese naval ex­pe­di­tionary force sig­ni­fied an im­por­tant land­mark for the Chinese navy: It is the ninth such naval con­tin­gent in just a

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