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New ships boost PLA’s South Sea fleet, but weaknesses linger

Beijing has made no secret about its hankering for absolute dominance of the South China Sea. To boost its claims over virtually the entire body of water, the People’s Liberation Army’s South Sea Fleet – in Zhanjiang in southern Guangdong province – has had many new warships entering service in recent years. A rough calculation shows the fleet […]