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Thursday, August 13, 2015

China Dreams of Blue-Water Navy in Recruitment Video

China’s navy sails the ocean blue, and its saucy ships are beauties. Their sailors are sober men and true, and attentive to their duty.

That’s the steely image the Chinese navy is projecting in its latest clarion call for recruits—a slick video laying out Beijing’s ambitions of creating a powerful maritime force that can safeguard Chinese interests anywhere across the globe.

The video, released late last week, comes as the People’s Liberation Army Navy gears up for a frontline role in President Xi Jinping’s increasingly assertive defense and foreign policy, marked by what antsy neighbors call aggressive moves to assert control over disputed Asian waters.

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