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“China’s Made up Maritime Holiday,” Here! Dongguan Magazine


China’s Made up Maritime Holiday

Between 1405 and 1433, Zheng He’s massive ships sailed the trade routes between East Asia and the Arabian Peninsula. His flagships measured over 120 meters in length, nearly six times the size of Columbus’ Santa Maria. In effect, these were some of the largest and most heavily armed ships to sail the oceans before the great battle cruisers of the modern period. And no, he did not always come in peace.