The Type 001A is the first aircraft carrier made in the country. Photo: AFP

Chinese aircraft carrier heads through Taiwan Strait on way to trials in South China Sea

  • Passage through waterway comes as Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen announces her running mate
  • But military observer says the timing of the trip not determined by politics
Topic |   China military

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The Type 001A is the first aircraft carrier made in the country. Photo: AFP
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Sarah Zheng

Sarah Zheng

Sarah Zheng joined the Post as a reporter in 2016. She graduated from Tufts University with a degree in international relations and film and media studies. She reports on China's foreign policy.