Chinese military sends warship as tensions grow with the US over the South China Sea
The Chinese navy plans to showcase a stealth frigate at a key Asian defence expo this week, the first time it has had a presence at the international event in eight years.
The People’s Liberation Army Navy said on its microblog yesterday that it would send a 4,000-tonne Type 054A Jiangkai II frigate to the International Maritime Defence Exhibition (Imdex) Asia in Singapore.
The exhibition starts today. The last time China sent a similar warship to Imdex Asia was in 2007.