China’s first home-built carrier sets out for sea trials

China's first domestically developed aircraft carrier departs Dalian, Liaoning province, China May 13, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

BEIJING – China’s first domestically developed aircraft carrier left its northeastern port to begin sea trials on Sunday, state media said, the latest milestone in the country’s efforts to modernize its military. The still-unnamed carrier was launched this time last year but since then has been undergoing fitting of weapons and other systems and has […]

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