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China Navy's Escorting Missions in Gulf of Aden, Somali waters
Chinese naval fleet carries out first escort mission off Somalia
A Chinese naval fleet arrived Tuesday in the waters of the Gulf of Aden off Somalia to carry out the first escort mission against pirates.
Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan ships can request escort of Chinese mainland navy
Ships from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan can request the escort services of the Chinese mainland's navy fleet in Somalian waters, said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang at a regular press conference here Tuesday.
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Gulf of Aden

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  China's Stance
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  Comments & Speeches
• Sailing to strengthen global security
• Senior navy officer: China confident, capable
of patrolling off Somalia

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  News in Photos
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China navy's main task

 
In accordance with the United Nations Security Council resolutions, Chinese warships' tasks were to protect the safety of Chinese ships and crews as well as ships carrying humanitarian relief materials for international organizations.
Two Chinese destroyers and a support vessel to join international fleets of warships to protect civilian ships off the east African nation's coast.
This marks the first time Chinese warships have patrolled outside of Chinese waters.
Navy's three-ship fleet
Navy\'s supply ship Weishanhu
Navy's supply ship Weishanhu
Navy\'s DDG-169 Wuhan destroyer
Navy's DDG-169 Wuhan destroyer
Navy\'s DDG-171 Haikou destroyer
Navy's DDG-171 Haikou destroyer

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