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Aircraft carrier to boost China's rise

(People's Daily Online)

08:00, September 29, 2012

Photo taken in May 2012 shows a Chinese aircraft carrier cruising for a test on the sea. China's first aircraft carrier was delivered and commissioned to the Navy of the Chinese People's Liberation Army on Sept. 25, 2012. The carrier, with the name "Liaoning" and hull number 16, was officially handed over to the Navy at a ceremony held in a naval base of northeast China's Dalian Port. (Xinhua/Li Tang)

China's first aircraft carrier "Liaoning" was delivered and commissioned to the Navy of the Chinese People's Liberation Army on Sept. 25, 2012, which is of great and far-reaching significance.

Firstly, the delivery and commission of the first aircraft carrier reflects China's comprehensive national strength, enhances the sense of national pride and promotes people's awareness of maritime rights and interest. Secondly, it raises the level of China’s naval combat power, facilitates national defense modernization and motivates the development of technology and capability-building in defense industry. Thirdly, it diversifies the means of safeguarding national sovereignty, security and development. Last but not least, the first aircraft carrier in active service is conducive to strengthening the maritime cooperation, dealing with non-traditional security threats and contributing to world peace and common development.

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