New aircraft carrier launched by China

A new aircraft carrier has been launched by China, enhancing its military presence amid rising tensions in the region. After the Liaoning, it is China’s second aircraft carrier, and it is also the first to be made domestically.

State media said the unnamed ship was “transferred from dry dock into the water” in the north-eastern port of Dalian. Previous reports said it would be operational by 2020. Read more

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