China’s only aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, was bought from a Ukraine shipyard in 1998 and refitted. Photo: AFP China’s only aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, was bought from a Ukraine shipyard in 1998 and refitted. Photo: AFP
China’s only aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, was bought from a Ukraine shipyard in 1998 and refitted. Photo: AFP

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China’s only aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, was bought from a Ukraine shipyard in 1998 and refitted. Photo: AFP China’s only aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, was bought from a Ukraine shipyard in 1998 and refitted. Photo: AFP
China’s only aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, was bought from a Ukraine shipyard in 1998 and refitted. Photo: AFP
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