PLA Navy at 70

2019-04-11 16:16 GMT+8

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday inspected a massive international maritime parade in east China's Qingdao, as the country marked the 70th anniversary of the founding of its naval force.

2019-04-23 16:58 GMT+8

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for joint efforts to address common threats and challenges faced by mankind in the world's oceans and build a maritime community with a shared future.

2019-04-23 14:15 GMT+8

Chinese President and Central Military Commission Chairman Xi Jinping Tuesday took a group photo with the heads of foreign navy delegations who were invited to participate in the multinational naval events in east China's port city of Qingdao.

2019-04-23 10:36 GMT+8

Updated at 16:15 BJT

2019-04-23 13:33 GMT+8

Chinese President and Central Military Commission Chairman Xi Jinping held a group meeting on Tuesday morning in east China's port city Qingdao with the heads of foreign delegations invited to the multinational naval events.

2019-04-23 10:19 GMT+8

A fleet review will be held in waters off China's eastern port city of Qingdao on Tuesday to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy. 

2019-04-22 15:12 GMT+8

A special series on the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy has been on our agenda for many years. The traditionally land-based Chinese military is becoming a maritime power to protect the country's growing ocean trade and carry out new missions overseas. What is the motivation for growth? Why does it need to be strong? How is it transforming? And where is it heading?

2019-04-13 19:48 GMT+8

Tuesday's naval parade has attracted world attention to the rapid development of the PLA Navy. It's a showcase of China's best warships. The country is a leader in shipbuilding, outpacing much of the rest of the world.

2019-04-24 10:27 GMT+8

One of the greatest transformations of the PLA Navy is the growing emphasis on its own air force, the Naval Aviation branch. For the past decade, it has been more dramatically developed than the PLA Air Force. Historically, Chinese Naval Aviation has been land-based. Now it covers maritime patrols, anti-submarine operations, and logistical support.

2019-04-21 12:26 GMT+8

When it comes to the transformation of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, we can't ignore the escort missions off the coast of the Somalia. China's decade of commitment has come to symbolize its blue-water status as it plays a bigger role in the International anti-piracy campaign. This peace mission has also reinforced naval capability in open waters.

2019-04-20 10:04 GMT+8

Don't ask me where I am, and even if you ask, I can't tell. This is from a well-known song of the Chinese submarine force. It sums up life on board: usually beneath the ocean's surface, away from prying eyes.

2019-04-19 14:54 GMT+8

To look at how the navy is preparing the next generation, we went to the PLA Navy Academy in the coastal city of Qingdao. It's the cradle of China's underwater force. We met a group of cadets, future submariners preparing for military service. We were allowed to film three training routines: diving for search and rescue, escape from a damaged submarine, and plugging.

2019-04-18 15:59 GMT+8

For a long time, replenishment and logistical support was a bottleneck that kept the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) from open water missions. Increasing far sea operations means the fleet needs to be logistically self-supporting.

2019-04-17 11:44 GMT+8

According to the latest white paper in 2015, China's navy will be shifting its focus from inshore defense to a combined strategy of inshore defense and open seas protection,” and is building a multi-functional and efficient maritime combat force structure. 

2019-04-16 14:00 GMT+8

For the Chinese public, the Marine Corps has a glamorous image, as seen in the hit Chinese film Operation Red Sea (红海行动). But the training is anything but glamorous. We saw that for ourselves during our stay in Sanya, the base of the Jiaolong Commandos, an elite special operations force of the People's Liberation Army Navy. 

2019-04-15 13:39 GMT+8

To kick off the series Red Star, Blue Water, we wanted a story that best reflects the changing concept of the PLA Navy. The subject of speeding up training for carrier pilots is closely linked to the Navy's historic transformation.

2019-04-14 13:16 GMT+8

As the worldwide spotlight is on the eastern port city of Qingdao, the host city of the international maritime parade marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, few remember that it is the birthplace of China's first naval vessel.

2019-04-22 22:55 GMT+8

Preparations continue for the Qingdao fleet review to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy. The multi-national event will not only showcase the PLA Navy's latest achievements in a challenging environment, but also is a platform for naval diplomacy.

2019-04-22 14:23 GMT+8

You won't be surprised to hear that there're plenty of entertainment and cultural activities in and around Qingdao this week. And the port city's public square was a hive of activity on Monday, with music, dance and song to whet all appetites.

2019-04-23 10:23 GMT+8

Chinese President and Chairman of the Central Military Commission Xi Jinping attended a multinational fleet review in Qingdao on Tuesday to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Navy. Heads of over 60 naval delegations inspected the fleet together.

2019-04-23 20:43 GMT+8

President Xi Jinping, also chairman of the Central Military Commission, reviewed vessels from 13 countries in China's coastal city of Qingdao. This was part of an event marking the 70th anniversary of the Chinese navy.

2019-04-23 19:58 GMT+8

A grand naval parade was staged to mark the PLA Navy's 70th anniversary. Seven vessels in the destroyer group were reviewed. The guided missile destroyer Nanchang was presented at the naval parade. Type 055 destroyer is the latest type of warship in China. Its advantages include large displacement, high sailing speed, powerful cruising capabilities, and global seaworthiness.

2019-04-23 22:27 GMT+8

A group of eight guided-missile frigates was reviewed at the naval parade to mark the 70th founding anniversary of the PLA Navy. The Linyi frigate was the first to be reviewed. It is the 13th type 054A guided-missile frigate built in China. The Huangshan frigate took part in naval escort missions in the Gulf of Aden and waters off Somalia as the frigate of the 2nd and 13th convoy fleets.

2019-04-23 22:50 GMT+8

Wuzhishan landing warship is the most advanced amphibious landing warship in the Chinese Navy. It can carry several carrier-based helicopters to carry out air force projection and sea search tasks.

2019-04-23 23:01 GMT+8

A naval parade to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of China's Navy was held on April 23 near Qingdao City. The PLA Navy sent 32 vessels and 39 warplanes into six groups and 10 echelons for President Xi's inspection.

2019-04-23 22:58 GMT+8

Eight submarines were reviewed in the naval parade staged to mark the 70th founding anniversary of China’s PLA Navy on Tuesday. The new type of China’s Long March 10 nuclear submarine, with the largest water discharge capacity, was among the first vessel team.

2019-04-23 22:15 GMT+8

The celebrations of the PLA Navy's 70th founding anniversary are underway in China's port city of Qingdao. President Xi Jinping has met with foreign delegates attending the events. President Xi stressed China's national security strategy is purely defensive in nature, and Beijing supports a cooperative and sustainable new security concept. He also said he hoped all countries could benefit from expanding connectivity under China's Maritime Silk Road Initiative. The Chinese leader attends a review of Chinese and international fleets on Tuesday afternoon.

2019-04-23 16:16 GMT+8

Chinese President and Central Military Commission Chairman Xi Jinping Tuesday took a group photo with the heads of navy delegations invited to participate in multinational naval events in the east China port city of Qingdao, to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese PLA Navy.

2019-04-23 14:41 GMT+8

‍Tuesday marks the 70th founding anniversary of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, and all eyes are on Qingdao as week-long celebrations are expected to culminate in a naval parade in the eastern coastal Chinese city.

2019-04-22 22:23 GMT+8

September 25, 2012, was a historic day for the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). The country's first aircraft carrier, the 74,406-ton Liaoning, started service on that day, marking the beginning of the PLAN's transformation into a blue-water navy.

2019-04-23 07:31 GMT+8

At 1:45 p.m. on December 26, 2008, the first Chinese naval escort taskforce sailed to waters off Somalia, to help in the fight against pirates in the Gulf of Aden.

2019-04-21 22:30 GMT+8

To help you get a better understanding of the PLA fleet review this afternoon, CGTN's Yang Zhao gives a brief introduction to some of the star vessels from both China and foreign navies. Take a look!

2019-04-23 16:57 GMT+8

A powerful navy has to be capable both at sea and on land, and that's where amphibious ships come in. CGTN's Yang Zhao gives us an introduction to China's Type 071 amphibious transport dock.

2019-04-22 15:04 GMT+8

Warships are one of the highlights of a navy parade. CGTN's Yang Zhao gives an introduction to China's new generation air-defense destroyer 052D, and the latest multi-role frigate 054A. Take a look!

2019-04-21 12:15 GMT+8

As China's first-ever aircraft carrier, the Liaoning is set to participate in the April 23 celebrations to mark the 70th founding anniversary of the PLA Navy. CGTN's Yang Zhao introduces the ship that commands enormous attention.

2019-04-20 21:48 GMT+8

China's naval parade and BRI highlight how much more can be accomplished for the world as a whole when cooperation, mutual respect and positive exchange form the basis of relations between nations and peoples.

2019-04-23 22:40 GMT+8

China's navy will continue to grow and become more and more involved in safeguarding international marine security.

2019-04-23 17:12 GMT+8

New type of home-made guided missile destroyers demonstrate rapid and solid development of the Chinese Navy.

2019-04-20 16:34 GMT+8

In order to improve the professionalism and operability of the navies of China and Japan, there has to be professional code of conduct and even amendments to relevant rules.

2019-04-20 13:51 GMT+8

While the Chinese Navy celebrates its 70th anniversary, it holds a future of even broader space for peace and cooperation.

2019-04-18 16:48 GMT+8

The PLA Navy has accelerated its pace toward deep blue and in the future and will continue its pursuit of technological advance while building up its field experience.

2019-04-12 14:53 GMT+8

The Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy is celebrating its 70th anniversary on April 23 with a large maritime parade off the coast of Qingdao. But how much do you know about the PLA Navy?

2019-04-15 13:15 GMT+8

The Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy is celebrating its 70th anniversary on April 23 with a large maritime parade off the coast of Qingdao, Shandong Province. But how much do you know about the PLA Navy?

2019-04-18 14:55 GMT+8

The Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy is celebrating its 70th anniversary on April 23 with a large maritime parade off the coast of Qingdao, Shandong Province. But how much do you know about the PLA Navy?

2019-04-17 14:07 GMT+8

The Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy is celebrating its 70th anniversary on April 23 with a large maritime parade off the coast of Qingdao, eastern Shandong Province. But how much do you know about the PLA Navy?

2019-04-16 15:01 GMT+8

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy is celebrating its 70th anniversary on April 23 with a large maritime parade off the coast of Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province. But how much do you know about the PLA Navy?

2019-04-19 18:01 GMT+8

China will mark 70 years of the founding of the People's Liberation Army of Navy (PLA Navy) on Tuesday. The PLA Navy is the world's second-largest navy.

2019-04-22 19:09 GMT+8

A meeting was held in Beijing on Sunday to celebrate the 70th founding anniversary of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, which falls on April 23.

2019-04-21 17:53 GMT+8

‍As many as 16 navy ships from 11 countries dropped anchor at the port of Qingdao on Sunday. As crew members carried out their duties, CGTN managed to get the first impressions of some of them.

2019-04-21 22:48 GMT+8

Audiences who have watched the 2018 Chinese box office hit Operation Red Sea would have been impressed by the Chinese navy's valor and resourcefulness.  

2019-04-21 18:03 GMT+8

‍Warships from Russia, Japan, the Republic of Korea and other Asian and European countries are docking at Qingdao port, east China's Shandong Province, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the PLA Navy.

2019-04-21 10:04 GMT+8

Preparations continue for the Qingdao fleet review to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy. As CGTN correspondent Han Bin reports, the multi-national event will not only showcase the PLA Navy's latest achievements in a challenging environment, but also play as a platform for naval diplomacy.

2019-04-22 14:36 GMT+8

The People's Liberation Army's first overseas support base is located in the Horn of Africa in Djibouti. The country is next to the Bab el-Mandab Strait that links the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.

2019-04-21 17:57 GMT+8

People living in east China's Qingdao City feel more connection to the navy, as they are able to observe navy ships from out at sea. Naval culture even influences primary school students.

2019-04-21 13:06 GMT+8

Two Indian ships have docked at the Qingdao port for the fleet review marking the 70th anniversary of the PLA Navy. CGTN correspondent Han Bin caught up with Aditya Hara, the captain of INS Kolkata, at the welcome ceremony. INS Kolkata is the lead ship of the indigenous Kolkata-class stealth guided-missile destroyers.

2019-04-21 12:31 GMT+8

Foreign ships attending celebrations for the PLA Navy's 70th founding birthday will stop at Qingdao Port, which is commonly used for commercial cargo. Much of the work has already been done to welcome the foreign navies.

2019-04-20 23:22 GMT+8

China's biggest Navy Museum is located in Qingdao, eastern China's Shandong Province. It draws over a million visitors each year for an exhibition of the very first naval vessels of the People's Liberation Army (PLA).

2019-04-20 23:07 GMT+8

Bangladesh navy personnel docked the BNS "Prottoy" corvette at Qingdao Port in east China's Shandong Province on Sunday ahead of celebrations to mark the 70th founding anniversary of the PLA Navy on April 23.

2019-04-21 15:19 GMT+8

Celebrations for the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Navy will be held off the coastal city of Qingdao in east China's Shandong Province from April 22-25.

2019-04-20 10:32 GMT+8

India's indigenous stealth destroyer INS Kolkata and fleet tanker INS Shakti will participate in the international fleet review in Qingdao, China, as part of the celebrations of the 70th founding anniversary of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, official sources in the Indian Navy said Friday.

2019-04-19 16:24 GMT+8

Wei Huixiao made history in 2016, when she became the first female deputy captain in the Chinese navy. Now she's about to make history again, as she prepares to assume the title of captain.

2019-04-23 16:00 GMT+8

The RSS Stalwart, one of the largest ships in the Singaporean Navy, arrived in the eastern Chinese city of Qingdao on Friday, ahead of planned celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy.

2019-04-19 10:11 GMT+8

“He Ping Fang Zhou” means “Peace Ark” in Chinese, which is the name of China's military hospital ship. Since its commission in 2008, Peace Ark has carried out dozens of humanitarian missions, treating over 180,000 patients around the world. It has also participated in various international maritime exercises, including the U.S.-led RIMPAC.

2019-04-18 16:22 GMT+8

The PLA Navy band performed in Qingdao Wu Si square ahead of a multi-country fleet review to mark its 70th anniversary. Formed in 1986, it's the only professional ceremonial performance unit of the PLA Navy.

2019-04-22 23:00 GMT+8

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the founding of China's navy, ships from all over the world will participate in the naval parade in Qingdao, hosted by China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy. 

2019-04-18 15:46 GMT+8

Qingdao, a coastal city in Shandong Province, eastern China, will be hosting the joint celebration of the 70th anniversary of the People's Liberation Army Navy on April 23, 2019.  

2019-04-17 17:05 GMT+8

A number of foreign vessels will be celebrating with the Chinese Navy on its 70th anniversary. The majority are from Asia-Pacific nations. Russia is sending a fleet of three ships and naval forces from India, Vietnam, and Thailand are represented by two vessels each. The Indian Navy’s frontline destroyer will join the celebration. With warships to landing ships, nine other regional countries like Singapore, Japan and Australia will also be showcasing their vessels in Chinese waters.

2019-04-22 22:56 GMT+8

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, and April 23 marks the 70th founding anniversary of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy.

2019-04-15 14:10 GMT+8

On April 12 last year, Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, called for building a first-class navy “that has never been more urgent than today” after the largest military review in China since its founding in 1949.

2019-04-12 17:05 GMT+8

The Navy has the most complicated courtesies and customs among the military. Let's see what sailors do on their daily duty and on important occasions.

2019-04-22 18:14 GMT+8

‍Qingdao is the economic center of east China's Shandong Province, a coastal holiday tourism city, as well as a major nodal city along the Belt and Road that connects Asia with Europe, and covers an area of 11,282 square kilometers. It administers seven districts and three county-level cities.

2019-04-13 20:16 GMT+8

One year ago, China undertook its largest-ever naval parade. It was conducted in waters off the southern Hainan Province and was hailed as a display of the Chinese navy's development and its will to become a powerful force in defending the nation and maintaining peace. 

2019-04-12 10:42 GMT+8

The Russian Admiral Gorshkov frigate has arrived at Qingdao port on Sunday noon. Russia's Ambassador to China Andrey Denisov welcomed the warship at the port.

2019-04-21 14:27 GMT+8

The number 81192 has shown up on many Chinese media outlets on this day every year for 18 years, reminding readers of a name most Chinese people won't and can't forget. 

2019-04-01 18:37 GMT+8

China's Ministry of National Defense announced on Thursday that celebrations for the 70th anniversary of the founding of Chinese Navy will be held in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, in late April. 

2019-03-28 16:12 GMT+8

China's defense ministry has announced that it will hold an international maritime parade on April 23 in waters off Qingdao city, east China's Shandong Province, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy.

2019-02-28 15:30 GMT+8

On Sunday morning, warships from Brunei arrived at east China's Qingdao Port to participate in celebrations marking the 70th founding anniversary of the PLA Navy. This is the second foreign navy fleet to reach the Chinese port, following the Friday arrival of a Singaporean warship.

2019-04-21 10:11 GMT+8

Seven years after China's first aircraft carrier was commissioned into the PLA Navy, a second such vessel, and also China's first home-made aircraft carrier is almost ready for service. CGTN interviewed Zhang Ye, a research fellow at the PLA Naval Research Institute. He explained the significance of China developing its own aircraft carrier and how it will help the Navy to achieve a strategic transition in the future.

2019-04-20 16:16 GMT+8

The Chinese People's Liberation Army has just released the details of the maritime ceremony set to take place on Tuesday. It'll mark the 70th founding anniversary of its navy. China hopes the multi-national naval activities will provide a platform for discussion on maritime security cooperation. 

2019-04-20 14:10 GMT+8

Seven years after China's first aircraft carrier was handed over to the PLA Navy, a second one has finished its fifth sea trial. But, this one is different in that it was designed and made right here in China.

2019-04-20 14:44 GMT+8

The RSS Stalwart, one of the largest ships in the Singaporean Navy, arrived in the Chinese coastal city of Qingdao on Friday, ahead of planned celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy.

2019-04-19 14:55 GMT+8

China is holding a series of activities to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy. Singapore’s formidable-class missile frigate Stalwart has sailed into Qingdao Port for next week's international fleet review. The Stalwart is the first of the visiting naval warships to arrive.

2019-04-19 18:46 GMT+8

An international fleet review is going to be held on April 23 in waters off Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province. The event marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy. CGTN reporter Tang Bo is at the Qingdao harbor with more details about the big parade.

2019-04-19 19:58 GMT+8

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, and April 23 marks the 70th founding anniversary of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy. The Central Military Commission has approved a multinational navy celebration event scheduled for April 23 to commemorate the anniversary.

2019-04-15 19:26 GMT+8

The Chinese Navy's 32nd naval escort fleet on Thursday set sail from a military port in Zhoushan City, east China's Zhejiang Province, for the Gulf of Aden and Somali waters. Since 2008, the Chinese Navy has sent out 32 batches of ships for escort missions in the Gulf of Aden.

2019-04-05 17:22 GMT+8

The naval parade on April 24 has attracted world attention to the rapid development of the PLA Navy. It's a showcase of China's best warships. The country is a leader in shipbuilding, outpacing much of the rest of the world. From refitting and import, to manufacturing and export, China's shipbuilding capacity has surged. The industry is rapidly closing the gap with other powers, providing the solid foundation for the navy's leapfrog development.

2019-04-24 11:30 GMT+8

For ten days, CGTN has been presenting a special series “Red Star, Blue Water”. It covers the Chinese navy's strategy, direction and impact, as it marks its 70th anniversary.

2019-04-24 17:49 GMT+8

Editor's note: The following is an edited translation, from the website China Plus, of a commentary that first appeared on the Chinese-language website Commentaries on International Affairs on April 23. 

2019-04-24 13:45 GMT+8