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The twenty-sixth of December 2012 marked an important date in Chinese military history-the fourth anniversary of China's furthest and most extensive naval operations to date, the ongoing antipiracy deployments in the Gulf of Aden. In the first-ever simultaneous three-fleet public display, China's North Sea Fleet, East Sea Fleet, and South Sea Fleet all held "open day activities." The guided-missile destroyers Qingdao, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen and guided-missile frigate Zhoushan, together with their associated helicopters and personnel, were visited by more than eight thousand people "from all sectors of the society" at the port cities after which they are named.
China Maritime Studies Institute, U.S Naval War College
Newport, Rhode Island
China Maritime Studies, Antipiracy in the Gulf of Aden, China
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