BEIJING, Mar. 30 – A variety of activities are to be held to celebrate the 74th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), said Senior Colonel Tan Kefei, spokesperson for China's Ministry of National Defense, at a regular press conference on Thursday.
According to the spokesperson, the PLA Navy will organize a series of publicity and education activities on the theme of “Set Sail for a New Era and Embark on a New Journey” around April 23, 2023. During this period, all naval forces will hold national flag-raising ceremonies. A special event to salute the naval heroes will be held at the PLA Naval Museum in Qingdao City, Shandong Province. Vessel open days are to be held in Qingdao, Dalian, Shanghai, Zhoushan, Guangzhou, Zhanjiang and other cities. Foreign naval attachés in China will be invited to visit naval troops and academies.
Besides, naval military music concerts will be held at the Grand Theatre and May Fourth Square in Qingdao. Featured activities including “Warship and City” forum and coastal defense education program on the theme of “Journey across China’s Territorial Waters” are devised to promote the mutual support between the military and civilians. And, other theme events like municipal outdoor light exhibition and communication activities will also be carried out during this period.
This year’s series of publicity and education activities on the founding anniversary of the PLA Navy will vividly show the new look of the PLA navy in pursuing their dreams in the new era, and demonstrate their achievements in fulfilling the military’s centenary goal by the year 2027 and elevating the PLA Navy to world-class standards, noted the spokesperson.