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Western naval sources reported Friday that a Chinese landing craft, the Jinggangshan, with a 1,000-strong marine battalion had reached the Red Sea en route for the Mediterranean off Syria.  According to DEBKAfile, Beijing has already deployed a number of warships opposite Syria in secret. If the latest report is confirmed, this will be the largest Chinese deployment in the Middle East in its naval history.
 
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Re: A Chinese landing craft with 1,000 marines for Syria – reports
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2013, 10:03:52 PM »
I'm confused.  Is this article saying there are a thousand men packed inside that vessel?  And ready to do what exactly.  Thanks for an answer in advance.

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Re: A Chinese landing craft with 1,000 marines for Syria – reports
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2013, 10:14:01 PM »
I'm confused.  Is this article saying there are a thousand men packed inside that vessel?  And ready to do what exactly.  Thanks for an answer in advance.

It's from DEBKAfile, so it's safe to assume it is BS.
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Re: A Chinese landing craft with 1,000 marines for Syria – reports
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2013, 10:16:38 PM »
Have the Chinese sent many ships to the Mediterranean?

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Re: A Chinese landing craft with 1,000 marines for Syria – reports
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2013, 11:06:52 PM »
Have the Chinese sent many ships to the Mediterranean?

They do from time to time, usually a couple of frigates or destroyers, just to show off.
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Re: A Chinese landing craft with 1,000 marines for Syria – reports
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2013, 11:10:22 PM »
They do from time to time, usually a couple of frigates or destroyers, just to show off.

Are they showing off right now?

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Re: A Chinese landing craft with 1,000 marines for Syria – reports
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2013, 11:52:51 PM »
Are they showing off right now?

Pretty much.  A ship like that, if that is what they have sent to the Med, is for show.  It wouldn't last 2 seconds in a battle.
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Re: A Chinese landing craft with 1,000 marines for Syria – reports
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2013, 12:05:00 AM »
Pretty much.  A ship like that, if that is what they have sent to the Med, is for show.  It wouldn't last 2 seconds in a battle.

Do they have any of the "real stuff" in the Mediterranean?

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Re: A Chinese landing craft with 1,000 marines for Syria – reports
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2013, 01:10:46 AM »
Do they have any of the "real stuff" in the Mediterranean?

Off the top of my head, I don't know.  I haven't seen anything about them deploying any DDGs, the only surface ships of consequence they have.
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Re: A Chinese landing craft with 1,000 marines for Syria – reports
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2013, 01:28:42 AM »
But really, would we want to touch any Chinese ship...even a junk...if they flood the market with our debt, well?
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