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Roses on a blue sea: The women of China's Navy (5)


14:11, March 17, 2013

Li Mengdi (L) and Xie Weiwei are on duty. [Photo by Wang Changsong]

Chronicles of Chinese female sailors on board:

• In 1991, 17 female military medical staff went to the Nansha Islands by ship. It was the first time for Chinese female naval officers to execute an assignment by ship.

• In 2002, four Chinese female soldiers participated in the global voyage of the Chinese Navy.

• In 2010, 14 combat posts in Chinese naval fleet to the Gulf of Aden and Somali waters for escort missions open up to female sailors.

• In March 2010, the first training base for female sailors was established. 24 soldiers became the first female sailors after a five-month-long training.

• In September 2012, 12 female sailors took up their posts on the "Harbin" missile destroyer.

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