Chinese President Xi Jinping, also General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, reviewed multinational fleets during a naval parade celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy on the afternoon of April 23.
It was part of a multinational naval event, which also consisted of seminars and cultural and sports activities, hosted by China in the port city of Qingdao in Shandong Province on April 22-25.
Xi first inspected 32 Chinese naval vessels and 39 warplanes, including China's first aircraft carrier the Liaoning, nuclear-powered submarines, destroyers and frigates, as well as bombers and carrier-based fighters and helicopters. He also reviewed 18 visiting naval ships from 13 countries.
(Photos by Xinhua News Agency)
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