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Type 001 aircraft carrier Liaoning

China purchased the unfinished ex-Soviet Navy aircraft carrier Varyag from Ukraine in 1998 and finally received the vessel in 2002. After some extensive refurbishments at the Dalian Shipyard in northern China, the vessel was commissioned into the PLA Navy in September 2012 as… 1,334 more words


Just in: China says aircraft carrier Liaoning has left Taiwan Strait

A Chinese naval fleet, including China’s sole aircraft carrier, has sailed out of the Taiwan Strait, the Chinese military has announced, a day after Taipei scrambled warplanes and navy ships to monitor the passage of the fleet. 245 more words

World News

Wednesday 11 January Update: China's Power Projection In The Pacific

The PLAN’s (People’s Liberation Army Navy)  sole aircraft carrier and its accompanying escorts continued their power-projection tour of the Western Pacific today. Liaoning has been at sea for the last three weeks or so primarily  conducting drills and taking part in exercises in the South China Sea. 214 more words

International Relations

Where Next?

Spring Festival is approaching, and for the first time in a long time, I have no major trips planned. Not because I’ve stopped liking travel, but because a) I just got back from a 3-week trip to America to see family and friends, and b) am going to be staying back to watch the cats while my roommate goes home to see her own family! 585 more words


J-15 fighter jets from China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier make South China Sea debut

Liaoning and its escorts have been carrying out high-profile exercises in seas around China since December

By Liu Zhen
South China Morning Post

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Chinese carrier enters South China Sea amid renewed tension

By J.R. Wu | TAIPEI Mon Dec 26, 2016 | 3:51pm EST

A group of Chinese warships led by the country’s sole aircraft carrier entered the top half of the South China Sea on Monday after passing south of Taiwan, the self-ruled island’s Defence Ministry said of what China has termed a routine exercise. 711 more words

Heading For The Deep Blue Yonder

THE PLA-NAVY’S aircraft carrier, the Liaoning (above), has sailed for the Western Pacific on what state media say is a routine naval exercise. The trip marks the first time it has ventured into ‘blue water’. 338 more words