|PLAN Zhenghe berthed at Halifax, NS|
|Canadian Forces Honour Guard|
This week the PRC training ship PLAN Zhenghe has been visiting the Port of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. All the usual military ceremonies and courtisies were exchanged. On her world voyage the Officers, Cadets and ratings have gained and continue to gain considerable experience in long range ocean voyaging. No doubt they have also made useful contacts with the local population and militarys as well as the local ethnic Chinese residents.
With the unopposed take over of the South China Sea the confidence level of the entire PLAN and the other PRC forces will be extremly high. This is cause for concern as that is the time when rash moves can take place which lead to confrontations and even warfare.