On the occasion of the 70th birthday of the People's Liberation Army Navy, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, president of the People's Republic of China, and chairman of the Central Military Commission attended the maritime military parade in Qingdao to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Navy.
Qin Island is full of spring, and the Yellow Sea is springing. At the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center dock, the Xining ship under review hangs the Manchurian flag in accordance with the navy's highest etiquette, and the five-star red flag and the Bayi army flag fly in the wind. Heads of naval delegations from 61 countries gathered for the review ship and waited together for the festive moment.
On the afternoon of April 23, Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, State President, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission attended the maritime military parade to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Navy. At 12:40, Xi Jinping came to the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center dock to review the naval honor guard of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, and then boarded the Xining ship performing the review mission. Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Li Gang
At 12:40, Xi Jinping came to Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center Pier. In the sound of the majestic music, Xi Jinping reviewed the naval guard of honor, and then boarded the review ship.
At 13:00, the review ship whistle set sail and sailed towards the parade area.
At this moment, 32 warships of the People's Navy are in a mighty array, and the fighter planes are flying, and 18 ships of 13 navies from 13 countries who have come to the celebrations in a distant ocean form a neat formation.
At 14:30, the review ship arrived at the intended sea area. Naval commander Shen Jinlong reported that the troops under review were ready, and Xi Jinping issued an order to start the review. The heated "Separate March" sounded on the sea.
The reviewed ships were divided into submarines, destroyers, frigates, landing ships, auxiliary ships, and carrier groups. The plane under review blew into the air.
The sea was surging and the iron current was rolling. Since sailing from the White Horse Temple in Taizhou, Jiangsu, on April 23, 1949, under the guidance of the Party, the People's Navy has been breaking waves all the way and gradually developing into a maritime armed force that can effectively safeguard national sovereignty, security, and development interests.
When the ship under review passed the review ship, a long whistle was heard, and the officers and men stood neatly on the slope to pay tribute to President Xi. "Hello comrades!" "Hello Chairman!" "Comrades have worked hard!" "Serving the people!" Military music companions, harmonious waves, Xi Jinping's cordial greetings to the officers and soldiers' retorts, the hearts of the commander and the soldiers. Tightly linked.
New era, new voyage. Xi Jinping attaches great importance to the construction of the People's Navy. He has repeatedly inspected the naval forces and issued a call to "strive to fully build the People's Navy into a world-class navy." The People's Navy is striding forward with a new attitude, dreaming of sea and sky.
At 15:00, the review ship adjusted its course and headed for the visiting ship formations participating in the celebration.
The review of the international fleet is a unique maritime etiquette activity of the navy, an international service, and a unique way for friendly exchanges between navies around the world.
Ships from Russia, Thailand, Vietnam, India, Japan, Philippines, Bangladesh, Brunei, South Korea, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, Myanmar and other countries hoisted the flag of Manchuria, arranged in order of tonnage and auxiliary ships, in tonnage , In order to pass the review ship.
Xi Jinping waved his greetings to officers and men of various countries. The heads of naval delegations took a seat at the back deck of the ship.
At 15:30, in the music of "Long-Term Friendship", the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Navy was successfully concluded.
Xu Qiliang, Ding Xuexiang, Wei Fenghe and Wang Yi participated in the event.