China parades its naval might on the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of PLAN
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  • At the 60th anniversary celebrations of its Navy, China paraded its naval might, along with the navies of 14 other countries. Over 25 PLAN vessels and 31 aircraft, 56 submarines, destroyers, frigates, missile boats and planes were displayed off the eastern port city of Qingdao. The Navy displayed its nuclear submarines for the first time. While President Hu Jintao asserted that China had no intension of being a threat to any country or region, the Pentagon on its part stated that the display of Chinese naval might was not a cause of concern but wanted more transparency and clarity on Beijing's intentions1.