WP: China’s third aircraft carrier takes shape, with ambitions to challenge U.S. naval dominance
Wed September, 2020, Age: 2 years
China’s first modern aircraft carrier could be launched in the coming months as it enters the latter phases of construction, according to new satellite images and state media reports. China’s two current active-duty aircraft carriers, the Liaoning and the Shandong, are based on outdated Soviet designs. The progress of China’s third carrier has been of intense interest to foreign states as well as inside China, where it is seen as a tangible symbol of the country’s development of a modern, world-class military.