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China just launched a massive show of force in the South China Sea

Chinese President Xi Jinping presided over China’s largest-ever naval parade in the South China Sea on April 12, 2018, according to Reuters.

The parade involved more than 10,000 naval officers, and dozens of naval ships, and aircraft, according to CGTN.


Xi told his troops that it “has never been more pressing than today” for China to have a world-leading navy, Reuters reported, telling them to devote their undying loyalty to the party.

China’s military, the People’s Liberation Army, is the world’s largest armed forces. The PLA is currently trying to modernize its forces, investing heavily in new technology and equipment, and unnerving its neighbors, Reuters reported.

Here’s what the parade looked like:

48 naval vessels took part in China’s naval parade in the South China Sea on Thursday.

China just launched a massive show of force in the South China Sea
(CNR)

Including submarines.

China just launched a massive show of force in the South China Sea
(CCTV)

As well as China’s first and only aircraft carrier, the Liaoning.

China just launched a massive show of force in the South China Sea
(CGTN)

76 aircraft also took part in the parade.

China just launched a massive show of force in the South China Sea
(CGTN)

Such as J-15s.

China just launched a massive show of force in the South China Sea
(CGTN)

And even helicopters.

China just launched a massive show of force in the South China Sea
(CGTN)

Xi himself was onboard a destroyer called the Changsha.

China just launched a massive show of force in the South China Sea
(CGTN)

Where he watched four J-15s take off from the Liaoning.

China just launched a massive show of force in the South China Sea
(CGTN)

While addressing his troops, Xi told them to devote their loyalty to the party.

China just launched a massive show of force in the South China Sea
(CGTN)

You can watch the video from CGTN below:

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