The first Chinese-built aircraft carrier, the Type 001A, leaves dock in Dalian, in northeastern Liaoning province. Photo: dfic

Death penalty may await Sun Bo, boss of Chinese aircraft carrier firm CSIC, for alleged spying role

  • Details are unclear but signs point to deep trouble for Sun Bo over espionage claims
  • Beijing may want to use case as a warning to others, source says
Topic |   China military

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The first Chinese-built aircraft carrier, the Type 001A, leaves dock in Dalian, in northeastern Liaoning province. Photo: dfic
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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.