Naval Warfare

China doubles the size of its carrier fleet

17th December 2019 - 21:02 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

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The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) commissioned its second conventional aircraft carrier, and the first to be built indigenously, at Sanya-Yulin Naval Base on Hainan Island on 17 December. Chairman Xi Jinping attended the ceremony welcoming CV17 Shandong into China’s navy.

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