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China launches new 10,000-tonne guided-missile destroyer

China’s new 10,000-tonne guided-missile destroyer enters the water at Shanghai’s Jiangnan Shipyard during a launching ceremony on the morning of June 28, 2017.

As China’s new domestically-produced destroyer, it is equipped with latest air defense, anti-missile, anti-ship and anti-submarine weapon systems.

The state-run Global Times newspaper said the ship was believed to be the first Type 055 destroyer, which is considered to be a successor class to the smaller Type 052D guided missile destroyers.

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China is still producing the latter and commissioned one, the Xining, in January.

Chinese media showed photos of the new ship covered in streamers and flags and flanked by rows of sailors.

Photo by Chen Guoquan and Yin Hang
Photo by Chen Guoquan and Yin Hang

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