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China progressing over homemade aircraft carrier

(CRI Online)    08:19, August 26, 2016

China's Ministry of Defense is offering a bit more information about the country's first domestically-produced aircraft carrier.

It's being reported the new carrier, currently being built in Dalian, is going to have a ski-jump design, similar to the Liaoning.

While not confirming the reports, Defense Ministry spokesperson Wu Qian says the highlight of the ship is more than just its appearance.

"What I can tell you is that the manufacturing of China's first home-made aircraft carrier is in progress smoothly according to the plan. As for the appearance you just mentioned, I think you are only half right. Our aircraft carrier will not only be good-looking, but will also have good quality inside."

Reports have suggested China's first domestically-produced aircraft carrier could be ready to hit the water before the end of this year.

China's existing aircraft carrier, the "Liaoning," also has a ski-jump design.

It was purchased from the former Soviet Union and delivered to the Chinese Navy in 2012.

(For the latest China news, Please follow People's Daily on Twitter and Facebook)(Editor: Yuan Can,Bianji)

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