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China's Ensign Aloft
The deployment of the Chinese navy shows that our nation observes UN resolutions and international laws in fulfilling its obligations and safeguarding world peace and stability. The United Nations and its Security Council recognize China's endeavors in this area, saying the Chinese moves strongly support global efforts to fight pirates there
Sailing Into the Storm

On March 21, as the fifth escort fleet of the Chinese Navy took to the waters against pirates in the Gulf of Aden and off Somalia, it also signified China's strongest efforts to date in fulfilling its obligations as a responsible country and safeguarding world peace and stability.

Since December 26, 2008, the Chinese Navy has dispatched 12 ships on five escort missions to the Gulf of Aden and Somali waters. As of March 20, 2010, it had escorted 179 ship formations, totaling 1,768 ships

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The Rules of Engagement
Pirate attacks on private and commercial shipping vessels run rampant off the lawless coasts of Yemen and Somalia near the Gulf of Aden. Faced with these situations, why have Chinese naval escorts, until now, proven reluctant to fight back?
Five Flotillas





Dec. 2008-Apr. 2009 

Wuhan, Haikou, Weishanhu  


Apr.-Jul. 2009 

Shenzhen, Huangshan, Weishanhu 


Jul.-Dec. 2009 

Zhoushan, Xuzhou, Qiandaohu 


Dec. 2009-Mar. 2010 

Ma'anshan, Wenzhou, Qiandaohu 


Mar. 2010 till now

Guangzhou, Chaohu, Weishanhu 

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