From today's CCTV, the PLAN is now the China Navy
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Where is the "People" in the "People's Liquidation Army "?
Without fanfare, China's People's Liquidation Army (PLA) quietly dropped the "People" off its name.
Does this mean that the PLA is no longer interested in the Communist ideal and is now focusing only on protecting/liquidating the Chinese wealth?
Likewise, the PLAN Special force is now The Special Force of China Navy.
PLA Army Aviation is now China Army Aviation.
The PLAN is now China Navy
From MOD's own website, PLAN is now "CN". Ships will all be CNS "name"
Chinese military vessel Zhenghe makes first visit to Thailand
(Source: Xinhua) 2008-11-11
BANGKOK, Nov. 10 (Xinhua) -- Chinese navy ship (CNS) Zhenghe entered the Bangkok Port on Monday morning, starting its four-day official visit to the capital of Thailand.
While docking here, this ocean-going training vessel with 411 crew members will be open for the public on Nov. 11 and 12. Its staff will hold volleyball and push-and-pull matches with the Thai navy troops based at Bangkok, said Captain of the ship Fan Kuiju.
On the reception ceremony, Thai officials welcomed all the crew on Zhenghe and said the visit will definitely deepening the understanding between the people of China and Thailand.
CNS Zhenghe was put into service in 1987 and had visited the United States, Thailand, Bangladesh, Pakistan, India and Russia.
Chinese navy ship (CNS) Zhenghe arrives at the Bangkok Port, Thailand, Nov. 10, 2008. CNS Zhenghe entered the Bangkok Port on Monday morning starting its four-day official visit to the Thai capital. CNS Zhenghe was put into service in 1987 and had visited the United States, Thailand, Bangladesh, Pakistan, India and Russia. (Xinhua Photo)
To be rich is glorious -- Deng Xiaoping.