The Type 001A will be China’s second carrier and the first home-grown one. Photo:ifeng

China’s Type 001A aircraft carrier sets off on latest sea trial as navy prepares to commission ship ‘within months’

  • Country’s first home-grown carrier may soon be ready for service but observers warn a few glitches may still need to be ironed out
Topic |   China military

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The Type 001A will be China’s second carrier and the first home-grown one. Photo:ifeng
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Kristin Huang

Kristin Huang

Kristin Huang is a senior China reporter, who focuses on diplomacy and defence. She joined the Post in 2016 and previously reported for China Review News Agency. Kristin is interested in security in northeast Asia and China's growing military might.