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Old 1st Apr 2017, 06:23
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Two years from start to launch?

China's second aircraft carrier to be launched soon - CCTV News - CCTV.com English

China's domestically-made aircraft carrier is currently being fitted out and will soon be launched, according to a spokesperson from China's Ministry of National Defense, who gave no further details. The spokesperson, Wu Qian, made the response at a regular news briefing on Thursday in Beijing.

Earlier reports suggested that the carrier might be launched on April 23, when China celebrates the founding day of the Chinese navy. The Chinese defense ministry announced plans to construct the new aircraft carrier, built by China itself, in late December 2015........
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