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China launches first domestically built aircraft carrier

The carrier during its launching ceremony in Dalian, Liaoning province on Wednesday. China's navy has been taking an increasingly prominent role in recent months, with new Chinese warships popping up in far-flung places.


CHINA launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier on Wednesday amid rising tension over North Korea and worries about Beijing's assertiveness in the South China Sea.

State media has quoted military experts as saying the carrier, China's second and built in the...

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