Xi Jinping Attended the Centralized Handover of the Navy's Three Main Warships
2021-04-25 15:42

The Navy's three main warships, Long March 18, Dalian and Hainan, were handed over to a military port in Sanya, Hainan on the 23rd. Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, President of the State and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, attended the handover activities.

 

In Sanya in April, the sky is high and the sea is wide, and the sun is warm and the wind is clear. In the military port, the three main warships are lined up, and the flags are hung according to the highest etiquette of the navy. 2,400 representatives from naval forces and scientific research and production units of ships line up neatly at the dock, and the atmosphere is grand and warm.

 

At about 3: 30 p.m., the handover ceremony began. The audience sang the national anthem of the People's Republic of China and the five-star red flag rose. The ceremonial soldiers guarded the August 1st Army flag and naming certificate, and marched to the front of the rostrum. Xi Jinping awarded the August 1st Army flag and naming certificate to the captain and political commissar of the Long March 18 boat, the captain and political commissar of Dalian ship and the captain and political commissar of Hainan ship respectively. The captain and political commissar of Type III ships saluted Xi Jinping and received the Bayi Army flag and naming certificate from Xi Jinping. Xi Jinping took a group photo with them.

 

Zhang Youxia presided over the ceremony, and Xu Qiliang announced the ship's entry, name and port number. Ding Xuexiang, Liu He and Li Zuocheng attended the ceremony.

 

Lei Fanpei, Chairman of China Shipbuilding Corporation, and Qin Shengxiang, Political Commissar of the Navy, spoke at the ceremony.

 

The handover ceremony ended with the singing of the Chinese People's Liberation Army. Later, Xi Jinping boarded the newly listed ship, reviewed the honor guard of the ship, inspected relevant weapons and equipment, communicated with officers and men, and solemnly signed the berth log.

 

During the event, Xi Jinping cordially received the scientific research and production personnel of ships and representatives of officers and men of naval forces at the dock.

 

With the approval of the Central Military Commission, the three main warships handed over this time were named: Long March 18 of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy, with port number 421, Dalian of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy, with port number 105, Hainan of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy, with port number 31.

 

Responsible comrades from relevant departments of central and state organs, military commission organs, navy, Hainan Province and naval research and production units attended the handover ceremony.