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    Chinese Navy's nuclear-powered submarine Long March 11 takes part in a naval parade off the eastern port city of Qingdao, to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy

    China Presents Its Top-Notch Nuclear Sub, Destroyer in Navy Day Parade

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    The first Type 055 guided missile destroyer, Nanchang, was also presented to the public at the parade for the first time by Chinese military.

    During a major international naval parade held on the 70th anniversary of the People’s Liberation Army Navy founding, Beijing showcased a nuclear-powered submarine for the first time.

    The parade was held the western port city of Qingdao, featuring 32 naval vessels led by China’s latest and largest Type 094 (Jin class) nuclear-powered ballistic missile sub.

    The Chinese Navy also displayed another new weapon at its disposal – China’s first Type 055 destroyer, Nanchang.

    Beijing is holding a series of events from April 22 till April 25 to commemorate its navy’s anniversary, with about 20 foreign naval vessels taking part in the parade as well.

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