For the first time, a PLA Navy official has confirmed that China is building large amphibious assault ships similar to those currently operated by the U.S. Navy.
“With the amphibious assault ships in our hands, our Navy will be capable of delivering power to any nation within the three island chains in the Pacific,” Rear Adm. Yin Zhuo told the state-run CCTV on Nov. 13. The three island chains means the U.S. and Australia.
“Some of our analysts believe that once China and Japan start a military confrontation, China will be able to use this type of naval vessel in amphibious battles against Okinawa and the Japanese homeland,” China’s Communist Party-run newspaper the Global Times reported.
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