NPC, CPPCC Annual Sessions
BEIJING, March 7 (Xinhua) -- Chinese navy need to go from coastal waters to
oceans, a political advisor said here Saturday.
"Our navy shall move from coastal waters to oceans and shoulder the tasks
of safeguarding territory, development of national economy and overseas
interests," said Chen Mingyi, member the National Committee of the Chinese
People's Political Consultative Conference, or the top political advisory body.
Chen urged the country to invest more in the modernization of the navy and
improve the ability and level of warship building.
He also suggested the country enhance ocean exploration and exploitation as
it did in the space sector.
On Friday, Admiral Hu Yanlin, former political commissar of Navy of the
Chinese People's Liberation Army, said China should build its own aircraft
"There should be nothing to be afraid of as you can see China's major
neighbors all have had their own aircraft carriers," said Huon the sidelines of
the annual parliament session, in response to whether neighboring countries
would be worried about.