The Liaoning is China’s first aircraft carrier. Photo: Felix Wong

Does Russia hold the key to China’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier?

  • The former Soviet Union developed nuclear technology for its biggest ships by testing it on icebreakers
  • Now China is hoping it can do the same
Topic |   China's aircraft carriers

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The Liaoning is China’s first aircraft carrier. Photo: Felix Wong
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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.