Dec. 26, according to Xinhua China recently informed the Ministry of National Defense, in accordance with the relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council, China's State Council and Central Military Commission, today, three Chinese navy ships set sail from Sanya in Hainan Province to the Gulf of Aden, Somalia waters implementation of the escort mission.
Chinese warships to fight video piracy set to defend the main task is to protect the Gulf of Aden by Air China, Somalia waters of the ship, and security personnel to protect the World Food Program and other international organizations in the delivery of humanitarian supplies safety of the ship.
As the convoy of the Chinese navy task group from "Wuhan" guided missile destroyer, "the sea" missile destroyer, "Weishan Lake" comprehensive supply ship, and with two carrier-based Navy helicopter and some special combat soldiers. Ministry of National Defense said that the convoy to combat piracy in general do not enter the territorial waters of other countries.
According to the plan, the convoy set sail from Sanya, South China Sea, Strait of Malacca, across the Indian Ocean, with a total voyage 4500 sea miles and is expected to use about ten days when they arrive in the mission area.
Somalia waters of the Red Sea is located in the strategic position and at the same time in control of Asia and Europe through the Suez Canal route between Asia and East Africa's coastal route. According to data provided by the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, January-November this year, a total of 1265 China Shipping movements through the route, with an average 3-4 trips per day, of which 20% have been attacked by pirates. This year, a total of 7 cases involving the taking of China, there are still a Chinese fishing boats and 18 crew members was hijacked.
Some critics point out that this time the international community to take China to safeguard maritime security mission, Liang Jian bold Gulf of Aden, not only shows the strength of China's peaceful rise of China as a responsible big country, maintaining world peace by making a positive contribution .