China’s first domestically built aircraft carrier is launched at a shipyard in Dalian port on Wednesday. Photo: AFP China’s first domestically built aircraft carrier is launched at a shipyard in Dalian port on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
China’s first domestically built aircraft carrier is launched at a shipyard in Dalian port on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

Liaoning aircraft carrier

China adopts Western tradition of smashing champagne bottle on new aircraft carrier’s bow

But some guests attending the launch ceremony wonder why local liquor wasn’t used

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China’s first domestically built aircraft carrier is launched at a shipyard in Dalian port on Wednesday. Photo: AFP China’s first domestically built aircraft carrier is launched at a shipyard in Dalian port on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
China’s first domestically built aircraft carrier is launched at a shipyard in Dalian port on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
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