A street seller in Shanghai displays a model of a Chinese naval cruiser (REUTERS).

Opinion

The Next New Major Chinese Warship Arrives, On Land

April 9, 2014, Peter W. Singer and Jeffrey Lin

The Chinese naval electronic testing range in Wuhan is building a 110 meter long, 23 meter wide metal structure believed to be a mockup of the long awaited Type 055 guided missile cruiser, planned to be a principal future Chinese surface combatant. Peter W. Singer and Jeffrey Lin write that the cruiser will be the largest Asian multi-role surface warship since the end of World War II.

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