Friday, December 26, 2008

China to Become Global Naval Power

China sends navy to fight Somali pirates - Times Online This is a small step, perhaps, but significant.
It marks a break in tradition for the modern Chinese navy, which usually confines itself to patrolling coastal waters.
Of course you have to wonder why they are sending ships to Somalia when they have piracy problems much closer to home.

Still the real story is that the Chinese navy is going to get some blue-water experience.

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