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Chinese navy vessels call in Buenos Aires for the first time part of a South American tour

Thursday, October 31st 2013 - 19:30 UTC
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Vessels from China's Popular Liberation Navy docked for the first time in Buenos Aires in the framework of a South American tour that includes Chile and Brazil. The lead ship is destroyer Lanzhou with missile capability, the frigate Liuzhou and the support vessel Boyanghou, all active with the China's South Sea Fleet. Read full article


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  • Briton

    So now china is militarising the south Atlantic,.

    Oct 31st, 2013 - 07:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    And then Argentina took the Chin to see their ships to show them what can happen when the military is run by a bunch of idiots.

    I bet they had a real laugh at that.

    Fortunately the “two yuan whore” was comforting the blood clot that is shortly to take over from her and was unavailable for a meeting.

    Oct 31st, 2013 - 07:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Letting a wolf into the hen house,
    Could be CFK biggest mistake
    Our worst nightmare…

    depending on ones point of view..

    Oct 31st, 2013 - 08:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    Be a nice day out for the argies, “look look mummy, these ships float and don't have a white flag”!

    Oct 31st, 2013 - 08:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check


    After thousands of years of seafaring, the Chinese finally got to the bottom of South America.

    Anyone want to accuse me of distorting the truth!!!

    Nov 01st, 2013 - 01:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    Isn't it nice for the Argentinians to see a navy that actually works.

    I've got no problem with the Chinese visiting Argentina. Brazil, Uruguay and Chile should be more worried.

    Nov 01st, 2013 - 07:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zathras

    The Type 052C destroyer is equipped among it's offensive assets with the HN-2 land attack cruise missiles. Warheads in the range of 20-90 kilotons. So that is a Nuclear ARMED vessel. Shouldn't CFK be screaming about now? Next time she wines about our Nuclear POWERED vessels we should immediately remind her that they seem happy with Nuclear Armed ships.

    Nov 01st, 2013 - 08:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Getting an invasion fleet together, are we RGs?
    You can't do it, so you'll have to farm it out.
    Nuclear armed ships too, no less.
    What a nation of lying hypocrites you Argentines are!

    Nov 01st, 2013 - 10:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    I wonder if they'll keep it in port to make sure Argentina pays back their loans?

    Nov 01st, 2013 - 11:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    “China's Popular Liberation Navy”

    Or China's PEOPLE'S Liberation Army Navy.

    Anyway, glad to see China is doing the rounds.

    Nov 01st, 2013 - 11:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Good job it is not flying the FALKLANDS flag. I bet they want to have some R&R in The FALKLANDS, you know they do.

    Nov 01st, 2013 - 01:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Let's do the sensible thing and protect South American non-proliferation. Sink Chinese nuclear-armed vessels. Just to show we can!

    Nov 01st, 2013 - 05:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • slattzzz

    @7 I was going to say the same thing these vessels can be or are? fitted with Nuclear land attack cruise missiles, where's all the screaming about no nucs in the SA two faced bastards

    Nov 01st, 2013 - 07:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • El Gringo

    @#10- Anglotino - You are so right! The standard English translation for the PLA is People's Liberation Army (or in this case the PLA Navy). Given China's ethnic diversity, some say it should be Peoples' Liberation Army. Although “popular” can refer to “people” as an adjective, whether the PLA is “popular” in the sense of being “regarded with favor, approval, and affection” is another matter; just ask the Tibetans, Uyghurs, and China's neighbors

    Nov 01st, 2013 - 07:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    'Vessels from China's Popular Liberation Navy docked .. in Buenos Aires'

    For whom is this Navy 'popular'?
    When did the Navy become 'liberated'?
    Why can't it just be the 'Chinese Navy'?

    Nov 01st, 2013 - 08:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    15 GeoffWard2
    “Why can't it just be the 'Chinese Navy'?”

    It might get confused with Taiwan. :o)

    Nov 02nd, 2013 - 11:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    I thought the Taiwanese were the popular, liberated ones. Ironic.

    Perhaps that's why the communist/dictatorships always call themselves ...
    'The Democratic Republic of ..'.

    Nov 02nd, 2013 - 03:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 17 GeoffWard2

    Yes, it is funny how all the communists are/were (East Germany) masters of Orwellian New Speak!

    Nov 02nd, 2013 - 06:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Usurping Pirate

    In 200 years time , the few remaining Argies will be mulling over every minutae of this visit , when the ship arrived , who was on it , what they said , in exactly the way they worry about what Vernet had for breakfast when HMS Clio turned up...Who cares ?????
    The Chinese are colonizing Argentina . It actually began 30 years ago .
    Being a dictatorship , they can take a 50 year view of things , and they are after the breadbasket , or what's left of it
    They are now modernising the railways , which ironically is how the Brits got in there , and doing so for exactly the same purpose , to transport agricultural produce to the ports and on to China .
    They are slowly but surely building a monopoly on food distribution in the capital and now their warships are paying visits .
    They'll donate dredgers next , to keep the River Plate and Parana navegable for Chinese bulk carriers , then technical “ experts ” will turn up to “ advise ” in every field connected with shipping grain to China .
    While winding all the Nationalists up about the Falklands , the Kirchnerites are selling out the country to foreign interests .

    Nov 04th, 2013 - 06:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    My God! This usurping pirate sounds just like me!
    Think! Tell me! Is he me!

    Nov 04th, 2013 - 09:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    20 GeoffWard2

    No, he's a very naughty boy!

    How can anyone tell the truth about The Dark Country and expect to be believed? Ha, ha, ha.

    Nov 04th, 2013 - 09:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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