China to position 8 landing craft near Taiwan
Production of amphibious attack vessels a priority: Chinese analyst
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The Type-071 Changbaishan during a visit to the Netherlands (photo by Kees Torn). (By Wikimedia Commons)
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Once all of its eight new landing vessels are completed, China will position half of them north of Taiwan and the other half to the south of the island, the China Times reported Wednesday (August 14).
Six of the Type 071 20,000-ton ships are already in service, while the final two were launched last June but were still being prepared, according to the report. [FULL STORY]