BEIJING, April 11 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese navy has earned plaudits from netizens for rescuing a foreign ship hijacked by pirates in the Gulf of Aden.
"Well done Chinese navy! We should pay tribute to all navy men!" wrote a user of Sina Weibo, a Twitter-like service.
The convoy, sent by the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy, rescued a Tuvaluan ship hijacked by pirates in the Gulf of Aden Sunday local time.
News of the rescue mission, posted by "Headline News," a Sina Weibo account, received over 1,000 comments in 24 hours and earned more than 4,000 "likes."
One Weibo user wrote, "It shows that China's development adheres to the principle of mutual benefit and win-win result, and the rise of China can benefit the world."
Others were praying for the safety of the sailors. One Weibo user wrote, "Please keep yourself safe, as your families are waiting for your return."
The navy said in a statement that its 25th convoy fleet, which was conducting an escort mission at the time, received report of the hijacked ship OS35 at around 5 p.m. Saturday.
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PacificSentinel: It makes for a good story, it's just to bad that it didn't happen that way, not that the Chinese people will ever know otherwise, due to china's Internet Censorship.