Sun Bo, the shipyard official who was close to the project that led to the development and construction of China’s first home-grown aircraft carrier, the Type 001A, has been charged with corruption and abuse of power, state media say. Photo: Imaginechina

Sun Bo, who led project to build China’s own aircraft carrier, will face court on corruption indictment

  • Charge sheet says Sun was responsible for causing huge losses to the state
  • Source claims accused could face death penalty if he compromised security
Topic |   China military

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Sun Bo, the shipyard official who was close to the project that led to the development and construction of China’s first home-grown aircraft carrier, the Type 001A, has been charged with corruption and abuse of power, state media say. Photo: Imaginechina
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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.