外文标题：China's Peace Ark: A 300-bed floating navy medical facility
A Chinese hospital ship set sail for the typhoon-ravaged Philippines on Thursday, with foreign media given unprecedented access to a navy base as Beijing seeks to promote its aid effort nearly two weeks after the disaster.
The Peace Ark, a 300-bed floating navy medical facility, sounded its horn as it set off from a base on Zhoushan island, off the eastern province of Zhejiang.
It is expected to take three or four days to reach the Philippines, with which China is embroiled in a territorial row.
The deployment of the ship, which was featured on the front page of China's state-run Global Times newspaper on Thursday, comes as the world's second-largest economy seeks to counter international criticism of its relief effort.
Dispensary ship of china, nice thought. India should make atleast one....
COLRANBIRLAMBA lamba (PTA)
raman.raman3 Raman (Cochin)
Atleast this ship cannot be drowned by NATO or Western Allies. Hats off to Chinese strategy.
India or Indian defense may have to come full circle to create any arcs of peace by taking a leaf out of these kind of initiatives in the region.
VamsiKReddy Moora (India)
Susnatha Nath (Silchar)
Good facility !
when will the indian navy launch state of art floating hospitals ? bY THE DOZENS AND SERVE HUMANITY within and outside in all the oceans. India should take the lead -clean and best equipped- state of art..
RG Words (India)
To avoid or make safe from such disaster-with the help of others is possible.
Amit Gulhane (Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh)
Disasters always have some fruitful meaning for the betterment of life on earth.......
Kranthi Kumar (noida)
salute to them....wow
S K D (Goa)
So China is trying to dominate the region taking small steps at a time.... Though it is a peaceful mission but China seems to rub shoulders along with the WEST....
Ani Paul (Kolkata)
Peace initiative by china to dominate the region...
Asharfi Mishra (Kanpur, India)
Excellent facility for Navy
India should learn from chinese.
Kyon Ki (India)
noble effort indeed!! but why not make a flying hospital? the ship will take atleast a 3-5 days to reach the needy ... 747 or 380 will do
Rabin Chanda (Kolkata)
Chinese "PEACE ARK" definitely symbolises peace in true sense.A feelings of human beings gor others in distress.Great effort for mankind.Salute to the relief team.
Nice endeavor by China for the benefit of mankind !!!
1.2 billion indians : Can Indian navy have series of well equipped floating hospital vessels-with highly trained competent crew on board? we should have them by the dozens and ready for deployment and service
Sunil Dixit (Dueren, NRW Germany)
I am very impressed of the Chinese in many things and always think when this sprit will rise in India. So well managed well equipped and can handle all most all surgery, test and what so ever needed by the disaster struck people. The Philippines people also understand the Chinese better then the others as they feel there very own people.
Prasanjit Maity (Mumbai)
merely claiming a piece of land and providing no support in times of need...what kind of superpower does it intend to become??