Female soldiers on Frigate Jingzhou

Frigate Jingzhou is commissioned to the East China Sea Fleet of the People's Liberation Army Navy at a naval port in Zhoushan, Zhejiang province, on Jan 5, 2016. [Photo/Mod.gov.cn]

Female soldiers enjoy the scenery on the deck of Frigate Jingzhou. [Photo/Mod.gov.cn]

Female soldiers learn to use special equipment. [Photo/Mod.gov.cn]

Tsring Dekyi is a steersman of Tibetan ethnic group on Frigate Jingzhou. She joined the navy in September of 2014. She and Dawa Yangchen, another female steersman, are both from Tibet. They were in the first batch of female soldiers the navy enrolled from the province. During the 3km race, the two girls outperformed quite a few male fellows. [Photo/Mod.gov.cn]