Should we build cruisers again for the French Navy?

A photo appeared this weekend on social networks showing 15 destroyers in a single shot at various stages of completion in the Shanghai Arsenal was widely shared and commented on by the Defense sphere. In fact, it showed 3 type 052 destroyers in maintenance, 8 type 52D destroyers in various states of completion, but also 2 heavy type 055 sea destroyers being fitted out, and two others under construction. This new building, measuring almost 13.000 tons and carrying more than 120 missiles, if it is called "heavy destroyer" by the Chinese nomenclature, meets much more the definition of the cruiser, as will be the Russian Liders, including the first two examples. should enter service before 2030, and which will measure, according to the Russian authorities, almost 19.000 tons with nuclear propulsion.

Why are we seeing these heavy surface combatant ships reappear, and would they be of interest to the French and European Marines?

What is a cruiser?

In a trivial way, we tend to classify buildings according to the gauge criterion, i.e. the mass of the volume of water that it displaces:

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