PLA Navy to hold 14th WPNS in Qingdao

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    Naval Symposium Inks Agreement to Head off Miscommunication

    The Code For Unplanned Encounters at Sea has been approved unanimously at the Western Pacific Naval Symposium, also known as WPNS.

    The agreement outlines how warships should communicate and manoeuvre when they come into contact in heavily trafficked sea lanes surrounding China, Japan and Southeast Asia.

    Chinese Naval Commander Wu Shengli.

    "We hope that we can increase understanding and trust among naval forces across the region, and further promote pragmatic maritime cooperation, and achieve expected goals through discussions at this year's symposium."

    Participants have also agreed to accept Pakistan as a WPNS observer at the symposium.

    Delegates at the event are set to review the work of WPNS-sponsored seminars and other activities for the past year, and deliberate maritime regulations in the region.

    Chinese Naval Commander Wu Shengli has also taken time to acknowledge two recent tragedies in the region.

    "On behalf of the Chinese Navy, I would like to express our condolences to victims of missing flight MH370 and the Korean ferry accident. We would like to express our sympathy for those who lost their loved ones and gratitude for those countries that provided humanitarian assistance to the rescue operations. I would like to propose that we should have specific discussions on how to organize more efficient international maritime rescue operations during meetings at this year's symposium."

    The WPNS was launched by the United States and its allies in 1987, with the goal of promoting cooperation among the navies of countries bordering the Pacific Ocean.

    It is the first time China, as one of its 12 founding members, has hosted the biennial symposium.

    The organization now has 21 member countries and four observers.
     
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    Review of China's Navy in 65 Years Review of China's Navy in 65 Years
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    debut 1954. The "Anshan" Destroyer was the first destroyer class vessel of the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). [Photo: sina.com]

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    1957, the "Chengdu" Frigate was designed by the Soviet Union and constructed by PLAN. [Photo: sina.com]

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    1966, the "Jiangnan" Frigate was the first mid-sized surface vessel developed by China's navy. [Photo: sina.com]

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    1971, the "Lvda" Destroyer was a destroyer vessel developed by China's navy. [Photo: sina.com]

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    1975, the "Jianghu" Frigate was China's first type I missile frigate developed entirely by China. [Photo: sina.com]

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    1986, the "Jianghu III" Frigate was the first vessel installed with anti-ship missile. [Photo: sina.com]

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    1990, the "Lvda III" Destroyer was the first destroyer produced based on advanced technology from western countries. [Photo: sina.com]

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    1994, the "Lvhu" Destroyer is China's first modern destroyer. Most of the technology adopted in this vessel was imported from western countries. [Photo: sina.com]
     
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    1998, the "Lvhai" Destroyer was a new type of destroyer vessel powered by steam. [Photo: sina.com]

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    2002, the "Jianghu" Frigate was a thermal power vessel. [Photo: sina.com]

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    2007, "Lvzhou" Destroyer is an anti-aircraft steam powered vessel. Its anti-aircraft system is imported from Russia. [Photo: sina.com]

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    2008, the "Jiangkai II" Frigate is a milestone vessel. Its functions are considered to be generally more advanced than the navy's previous military vessels. [Photo: sina.com]
     

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