China holds meeting celebrating navy's 70th founding anniversary

BEIJING, April 21 (Xinhua) -- A meeting was held in Beijing Sunday to celebrate the 70th founding anniversary of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, which falls on April 23.


People's Liberation Army Navy (File photo)

Participants to the meeting reviewed the PLA Navy's history of developing from almost nothing to becoming strong, summarized its experiences on combat, reform, transformation, and military struggle preparedness, and looked into the bright future of building it into a world-class navy in the new era.

At the meeting, units and individuals were honored for making outstanding contributions to the navy's development.

Over 1,300 people, including leaders from organs of the Central Military Commission, and representatives of the army and the navy, attended the event.