Yuan Class SSKs are the new generation Submarines of the People's Liberation Army Navy.
The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen recently inspected a Yuan class diesel submarine during his visit to China.
Yuan Class Submarines has a displacement of around 3,600t when dived and it is speculated that Yuan class SSK use Air-independent propulsion (AIP) system which is based on Stirling engine.
First Chinese Yuan Class Submarine was launched on May 31, 2004 at Wuhan Shipyard in China.