Xi boards destroyer for naval parade

By: XinhuaFrom:English Edition of Xinhua | Updated: 2019-Apr-23 16:57
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Chinese President and Central Military Commission Chairman Xi Jinping inspects the honor guards of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy before boarding the destroyer Xining at a pier in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, on April 23, 2019. Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, is here to review a naval parade staged to mark the 70th founding anniversary of the PLA Navy. (Xinhua/Li Gang)

QINGDAO, April 23 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President and Central Military Commission Chairman Xi Jinping boarded the destroyer Xining on Tuesday afternoon after inspecting the honor guards of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy at a pier in the city of Qingdao.

Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, will review PLA Navy vessel fleet, aircraft echelon and visiting foreign vessel fleet in a naval parade staged to mark the 70th founding anniversary of the PLA Navy.

The parade is part of the four-day multinational naval events that also feature high-level seminars and cultural and sports exchanges.