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Top PLA Navy promotions suggest intent to build up combat capability
A group of senior naval commanders of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), all of whom have overseas military operation experience, have been promoted in the first month of 2018, showing that the PLA Navy’s overseas presence will be increased in the future, experts said.
Several PLA senior naval officers, including three rear admirals, Li Yujie, Zhang Wendan and Zhou Xuming, with experience of non-combat overseas military operations, including escort missions in the Gulf of Aden, circumnavigation and far-sea military training, took up their new positions in January, including the Chief of Navy Staff, the commander of the North Sea Fleet and the head of the equipment department.
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