On March 12, 2013, at a naval port at Zhoushan, Zhejiang Province, the People’s Liberation Army Navy officially commissioned a new Chinese next generation of stealth frigates.
According to Sun Min, a military representative that supervised the manufacturing process, the new frigate has three distinctive features. It has low tonnage but comprehensive equipment; it has a completely automated control cabin; and it can be produced in large quantities. “According to our plan, the frigate will most likely become the largest group of military vessels, to be manufactured concurrently by multiple shipyards with strong capabilities, a first in the Chinese history of frigate manufacturing.” The vessel has not incorporated many new stealth technologies, added Sun.
Source: Huanqiu, March 19, 2013