China’s first domestically built aircraft carrier, the Type 001A, seen in Dalian after completing its third sea trial. Photo: Imaginechina

As China’s Type 001A carrier sets out on fourth sea trial, analysts say call to service must be near

  • Aircraft drills suggest period of snagging on board the carrier is at an end
  • Maritime administration says part of Yellow Sea is closed for exercises
Topic |   China's aircraft carriers

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China’s first domestically built aircraft carrier, the Type 001A, seen in Dalian after completing its third sea trial. Photo: Imaginechina
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Kristin Huang

Kristin Huang

Kristin Huang is a senior China reporter, who focuses on diplomacy and defence. She joined the Post in 2016 and previously reported for China Review News Agency. Kristin is interested in security in northeast Asia and China's growing military might.