China’s first aircraft carrier, with hull number ‘16’ and named Liaoning, is seen in the shipyard in Dalian, northeast China, in September 2012. Photo: EPA

China’s second aircraft carrier to copy a dated Soviet-era design as naval hardware demands increase

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China’s first aircraft carrier, with hull number ‘16’ and named Liaoning, is seen in the shipyard in Dalian, northeast China, in September 2012. Photo: EPA
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Liu Zhen

Liu Zhen

Liu Zhen joined the Post in 2015 as a reporter on the China desk. She previously worked with Reuters in Beijing.