China’s Navy Makes First-Ever Tour of Europe’s Arctic States

With historic visits to Denmark, Finland, and Sweden, the PLAN is breaking new ground.

A Chinese naval fleet is making the rounds of Nordic countries this week. A trio of People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) vessels – a missile destroyer, a missile frigate, and a replenishment ship – has visited Denmark, Finland, and Sweden in the past two weeks on goodwill visits. For each of those countries, it was the first time PLAN vessels had paid a port call.

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