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Monday, January 26, 2015

PLA to build amphibious assault ships: report

Type-071 LHDHong Kong's Ming Pao (明報) newspaper reported on Friday that the People's Liberation Army (PLA) is building large amphibious assault ships to bolster gaps in its naval strategic doctrine.

Written by Liang Kuo-liang (梁國樑), the story said that the PLA Navy considers large amphibious assault ships to be the ideal vehicle to fill the void between its aircraft carriers and nuclear submarines.

According to the report, in 2004 the push towards the adoption of amphibious assault ships garnered consensus across China's military.

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