Sino-File

This one’s purely made in China

“This [latest] aircraft carrier is being developed according to entirely domestic designs”

Spokesperson of Chinese Ministry of National Defense Senior Colonel Yang holds a copy of the annual white paper on China's military strategy during a news conference in Beijing

Yang Yujun

Defence Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun officially announces at a media briefing that China’s navy has embarked on the building of its second aircraft carrier having purchased and refitted the first from Ukraine (see WiC250). The 50,000 tonne vessel is being built in Dalian.


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