China Celebrates The 70th Anniversary Of Its Navy With A Huge Parade

ABC News Online: China celebrates 70th anniversary of its navy with huge parade as it challenges US supremacy at sea

It was not the display of naval might that China's President Xi Jinping would have envisioned.

At one point, the pride of China's fleet — its 304-metre air craft carrier the Liaoning — was almost impossible to see from close range, as thick fog shrouded the country's biggest-ever naval gathering.

Formations of air force jets could be heard but not seen as low clouds literally rained on the parade.

But while the unpredictable weather off the coast of the port city of Qingdao ruined the spectacle, the continuous lines of increasingly advanced submarines and warships conveyed a clear message: China has arrived as a naval power.

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