Huge ship components spotted at the Dalian shipyard in Liaoning province prompted speculation the shipbuilder had begun building a next-generation Type 002 aircraft carrier. Photo: Handout Huge ship components spotted at the Dalian shipyard in Liaoning province prompted speculation the shipbuilder had begun building a next-generation Type 002 aircraft carrier. Photo: Handout
Huge ship components spotted at the Dalian shipyard in Liaoning province prompted speculation the shipbuilder had begun building a next-generation Type 002 aircraft carrier. Photo: Handout

Why China’s not building next aircraft carrier just yet

Pictures of huge ship components posted online prompted speculation construction was under way

Topic |   China's aircraft carriers
Huge ship components spotted at the Dalian shipyard in Liaoning province prompted speculation the shipbuilder had begun building a next-generation Type 002 aircraft carrier. Photo: Handout Huge ship components spotted at the Dalian shipyard in Liaoning province prompted speculation the shipbuilder had begun building a next-generation Type 002 aircraft carrier. Photo: Handout
Huge ship components spotted at the Dalian shipyard in Liaoning province prompted speculation the shipbuilder had begun building a next-generation Type 002 aircraft carrier. Photo: Handout
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