China navy ships arrive in South Africa for friendly visit

The 22nd Chinese naval escort taskforce arrived Monday at the Simon’s Town naval base of South Africa for a four-day friendly visit. 
The visiting taskforce is comprised of supply ship Taihu, guided missile destroyer Qingdao and frigate Daqing. 
Authorized by the United Nations, the Chinese navy has started dispatching warships to the region for escort missions since December 2008.

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