The Type 001A home-grown aircraft carrier leaves its dock in Dalian shipyard in China's northeastern Liaoning province. Photo: DFIC

Trade tensions with the United States blow hole in budget for China’s newest aircraft carrier

  • Cuts and rising fighter jet development costs have slowed progress on the Type 002, military insiders say
Topic |   Liaoning aircraft carrier

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The Type 001A home-grown aircraft carrier leaves its dock in Dalian shipyard in China's northeastern Liaoning province. Photo: DFIC
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Minnie Chan

Minnie Chan

Minnie Chan is an award-winning journalist, specialising in reporting on defence and diplomacy in China. Her coverage of the US EP-3 spy plane crash with a PLA J-8 in 2001 near the South China Sea opened her door to the military world. Since then, she has had several scoops relating to China's military development. She has been at the Post since 2005 and has a master's in international public affairs from The University of Hong Kong.