The new aircraft carrier was launched in April last year and could join the navy as early as the end of this year. Photo: ImagineChina

China’s new aircraft carrier may start sea trials this week, source says

Liaoning maritime authorities have cordoned off areas in the northeast 

Topic |   China military

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The new aircraft carrier was launched in April last year and could join the navy as early as the end of this year. Photo: ImagineChina
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Catherine Wong

Catherine Wong

Catherine Wong is a reporter with the South China Morning Post in Beijing, where she focuses on China’s diplomacy and defence policy.

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.