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'Unlucky guy' tasked with buying China's aircraft carrier: Xu Zengping

Xu Zengping opens up about the clandestine operation to buy the Liaoning and unfinished business

Topic |   Liaoning aircraft carrier

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Illustration: Henry Wong
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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.