"President Xi spoke and a new destroyer was shown up during the marinjubileum"
"President Xi modernizing China's armed forces PLA and increase its presence in the south china sea."
"today celebrated the navy 70 years with pomp and circumstance."
"Thank you for your hard work, comrades," said Xi while several warships passed through the port city of Qingdao, where the spectacle took place."
"China is modernising its armed forces and the navy are the branches of the armed services who developed the most. "
"It is reported by news agency Reuters."
"today celebrated the chinese fleet 70 years, and president Xi was present in the port city of Qingdao. On site was also a hefty fleet. The president went himself on board the destroyer Xining. "
"the speech was broadcast on China's state tv channel. "
"the New aircraft carrier and new destroyer"
"According to news agency Reuters, China has just completed the building of a new aircraft carrier. The ship appeared, however, not in the celebration. But it did on the other hand their old aircraft carrier Liaoning bought from Ukraine in 1998."
"It also showed off its new destroyer Nanchang, the first of a whole new class of chinese destroyer."
"Sofia Ledberg, assistant professor at the national defence college, says that China has been working on a conversion for several years."
" China shifts the focus from the army to the air force, the navy and the strategic kärnvapentrupperna. The last big cut in staff that Xi announced the 2015 tubes are basically just the army units."
"Ledberg" says that China with a stronger fleet, the greater the opportunity to put action behind their words."
"– Then the former is not agreed atolls and islands in the south China sea. China makes its own interpretation of where the boundary between international waters and chinese waters going somewhere, while the other actors, not least the international court of arbitration in the Hague, drarnandra conclusions. With more advanced weapon systems and their utveckladenflotta, you can put a little action behind their words, " she says, and continues:"
"– expansion of the fleet means that China can project power farther from its coastline and you can patrol the areas that they see as chinese territory, and this means an increased risk, which became clear in the last few years, frictions and conflicts with other states in the area."
"Sofia Ledberg see the parade in Qingdao as a force directed against the states around the south China sea and other states with maritime interests in east Asia."
"– It sends, of course, a signal to the neighbouring countries it has disputes with, " she says. "