This article on Sina made the claim based on a Feb. 2016 Jane's report (which of course is paywalled), citing a rumor from "knowledgeable individual(s)".I’m sorry but when did the order go from 6 x LPD to 8 x LPD ?
I don’t remember this
How did I find out about this? LOL it's the no. 1 reference cited in the Chinese Wikipedia entry of Type 071.虽然目前没有证据显示更多的船坞登陆舰正在建造中，但消息灵通人士预计，总共将可能建造8艘。