Beijing’s new aircraft carrier hits the water

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Read: 702     21:52     19 June 2018    

China’s first domestically produced aircraft carrier began sea trials Sunday, the latest step forward in the country’s quest to advance its military footprint.


The carrier set out from Dalian in northeast Liaoning province, according to China’s state-run news agency, Xinhua. The trials are intended to test the reliability and stability of its power system, Xinhua said.

While China still trails the U.S. in its technological capacity, Beijing is rapidly modernizing its forces under President Xi Jinping and has ramped up efforts to build a world-class navy that can safeguard its interests at home and abroad.

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Beijing’s new aircraft carrier hits the water

2018/06/im-10398-1529406285.jpeg
Read: 703     21:52     19 June 2018    

China’s first domestically produced aircraft carrier began sea trials Sunday, the latest step forward in the country’s quest to advance its military footprint.


The carrier set out from Dalian in northeast Liaoning province, according to China’s state-run news agency, Xinhua. The trials are intended to test the reliability and stability of its power system, Xinhua said.

While China still trails the U.S. in its technological capacity, Beijing is rapidly modernizing its forces under President Xi Jinping and has ramped up efforts to build a world-class navy that can safeguard its interests at home and abroad.

Wall Street Journal



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