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China Dispatching Ships to Battle Somali Pirates
« on: December 18, 2008, 09:12:54 PM »
One day after a Chinese cargo ship's crew used Molotov cocktails and water hoses to fight off an attempted pirate hijacking off the coast of Somalia, the Chinese navy announced it would send warships to the Gulf of Aden in their first major mission outside the Pacific.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao said Beijing welcomed stronger international cooperation in countering piracy, which has become a major problem in the waters off the Somali coast.

"We are making preparations and arrangements to deploy naval ships to the Gulf of Aden for escorting operations," Liu said, without elaborating on details of the mission...

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