The Liaoning, China's first aircraft carrier, returns to port after its first navy sea trial in Dalian in northeastern China's Liaoning province in 2012. Photo: AP

China plans aircraft carrier battlegroups to protect offshore interests

Battlegroups to also be deployed in East and South China seas, admiral tells state media

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The Liaoning, China's first aircraft carrier, returns to port after its first navy sea trial in Dalian in northeastern China's Liaoning province in 2012. Photo: AP
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