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China reveals naval product specifications at LIMA

29th March 2017 - 08:07 GMT | by Wendell Minnick in Langkawi


At last week's LIMA 2017 exhibition in Langkawi, Malaysia, the China Shipbuilding and Offshore International Company (CSOC) behaved no differently from any other Chinese defence company during international exhibitions and air shows – it was predictably opaque and obstinate.

Nameplates of various models were neatly displayed, though one wonders if you are dealing with a model made by a daydreaming hobbyist fond of sniffing glue, or a new tactical weapon that will disrupt the concept of modern war.

CSOC, the trading and export arm of the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), was predictably frugal with its brochures, eking out a

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Wendell Minnick


Wendell Minnick

Wendell Minnick (顏文德) was Shephard's Senior Asia Correspondent throughout 2017 and 2018. Wendell is an …

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