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Tag: Type 001A ship

  • Wednesday, April 26th 2017 - 08:48 UTC

    China launches its first native totally designed and built aircraft carrier

    Analysts said the ship represented a “status symbol” for Beijing in a contested region but posed little threat to advanced US carriers.

    China has launched its first domestically designed and built aircraft carrier, state media said on Wednesday, as the country seeks to transform its navy into a force capable of projecting power onto the high seas. Adorned with colorful ribbons, the Type 001A ship “transferred from dry dock into the water at a launch ceremony” in the northeastern port city of Dalian, according to official broadcaster CCTV.