China’s Type 001A aircraft carrier has completed six rounds of sea trails but has yet to meet its “initial operating capability” requirements, insiders say. Photo: AFP

China’s new aircraft carrier set to miss 70th anniversary parade as sea trials continue

  • Domestically developed Type 001A unlikely to be ready before the end of the year, experts say
  • Naval parade is planned for October 1 to celebrate founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949
Topic |   China military

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China’s Type 001A aircraft carrier has completed six rounds of sea trails but has yet to meet its “initial operating capability” requirements, insiders say. Photo: AFP
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The Liaoning, China’s only active aircraft carrier, pictured during an exercise in the South China Sea last year. Photo: Reuters

China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier passes through Taiwan Strait

  • Strike group sails through sensitive waters, with self-ruled island’s military keeping a close watch on ships’ movements
  • Both US and mainland China have been active in strategically sensitive waters in recent months
Topic |   Liaoning aircraft carrier

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The Liaoning, China’s only active aircraft carrier, pictured during an exercise in the South China Sea last year. Photo: Reuters
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