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The Chinese Navy's New 'Tall Ship' May Reveal Beijing's True Intentions

December 27, 2016 Topic: Security Region: Asia Tags: ChinaSouth China SeaChinese NavyDefenseNaval Power

The Chinese Navy's New 'Tall Ship' May Reveal Beijing's True Intentions

China wants to convey prestige, not conquer the Pacific.

Lyle J. Goldstein is associate professor in the China Maritime Studies Institute (CMSI) at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, RI. The opinions expressed in this analysis are his own and do not represent the official assessments of the U.S. Navy or any other agency of the U.S. government.

Image: People’s Liberation Army Navy sailors. Wikimedia Commons/U.S. Navy