China has launched her first domestically designed and built aircraft carrier. The new China aircraft carrier which would displace about 50,000 tonnes and use conventional rather than nuclear propulsion is expected to carry China’s indigenous J-15 aircraft along with other planes. This is China‘s second aircraft carrier as the first (the Liaoning) is a second-hand Soviet ship which was built more than 25 years ago. China did the ship’s launching ceremony in the northeastern port of Dalian where the carrier was transferred from dry dock into the water.
Source: Viewers Corner News.