PLA holds symposium to mark missile force anniversary

Zhang Tao

BEIJING, June 28 (Xinhua) -- The People's Liberation Army (PLA) Rocket Force held a symposium to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of China's missile force, formerly known as the Second Artillery, on Monday in Beijing.

Wei Fenghe, commander of the PLA Rocket Force, attended the symposium, along with retired servicemen, representatives of military heroes and role models, military experts and professors.

At the meeting, participants reviewed the missile force's history, summarized valuable military expansion experiences, and reaffirmed the tasks needed to achieve a powerful and modern rocket force.

The PLA Second Artillery Force was established on July 1, 1966. It was renamed the PLA Rocket Force on Dec. 31, 2015.


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