I guess you have never sailed.
Let's just compare: take a formula 1 car and try to do a rally in Africa (or in Indonesia, in Sumatra for example): it shouldn't work: you won't win, even if you reach the end (which would be surprising).
Putting useless armaments on an amphibious ship has only one effect: it reduces its capabilities without really protecting it: this is the role of escort ships.
If the Chinese have not understood this, they will do it again as in 1949, 1954, 1958, etc... they will attack, and ... lose. But they learn quickly...
Looks like a new 071 is being laid down at Hudong? Presumably this would be the hull for Thailand. Unless it indicates PLAN construction has resumed. Pictures via Deino on Twitter. View attachment 73119 View attachment 73120