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completed 5G call tests and more than 500,000 commercial 5G base stations are expected to be
built in South China’s Guangdong, North China’s Hebei, East China‘s Zhejiang and Jiangxi, and Central Chi
na’s Hubei provinces and the cities of Shanghai, Harbin, Tianjin, Chongqing and Wuhan in the future, the report said.
“With technologies and products related to the 5G network maturing, the main parts of the 5G ind
ustrial chain, including systems, chips and terminals, are ready for commercial use,” Wen Ku, a
spokesman for the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, said on Tuesday.
The report said the ministry, having made a general plan fo
r 5G application, is estimated to formally issue 5G licenses at some point this year.
Xi reviewed 18 vessels from 13 countries invited to participate in a naval parade on Tuesday afternoon.
The foreign vessels in the waters off eastern China’s coastal city of Qingdao saluted
Xi, who was on board the destroyer Xining, in their traditional manners as they passed by.
The vessels whistled and officers and soldiers stood in a ceremonial formation, saluting Xi as they passed by.
“Salute to you, comrades,” Xi called out to the officers and soldiers.
“Hail to you, chairman,” they replied.
Xi alternated the greeting with “Comrades, thanks f
or your hard work,” to which the officers and soldiers replied “Serve the peop
urn the salute, and Xi waved to the naval officers and soldiers aboard the vessels
i onboard the destroyer Xining gave an order to commence the naval parade on the sea off Qingdao at about 2:30 pm Tuesday.
A total of 32 vessels of the People’s Liberation Army Navy sailed in six groups, and 39 warplanes of the navy flew in ten echelons.