China’s piracy patrols

PLA Navy has done some sums.

China Celebrates Growing Naval Capabilities

China has highlighted its anti-piracy efforts over the past 10 years, noting its naval fleets have escorted 3,400 foreign ships, around 51 percent of the total escorted over that time.

The first escort fleet was sent to the Gulf of Aden and waters off Somalia on December 26, 2008. It was the first time that China deployed its armed forces overseas to protect national strategic interests, the first time China sent navy combat units overseas to fulfill international humanitarian obligations and the first time China protected important sea lanes overseas.

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