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China's naval task force begins its 6-month, 20-nation grand tour

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China PLAN Taskforce Navy

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The Chinese task force heads out from Shanghai. Also pictured: Admiral Miao, the top naval political commissar.

China Daily

China will be sending a multi-warship task force across the oceans for six months, setting a record for the longest Chinese naval deployment. While the PLAN has not engaged in combat for nearly 30 years since the 1988 South China Sea skirmishes

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