China will end up with four carriers under the current plans. Photo:ifeng

Chinese navy set to build fourth aircraft carrier, but plans for a more advanced ship are put on hold

  • Military sources say that work on a second Type 002 ship - the most advanced homegrown vessel – could start within two years
  • Plans to develop more modern nuclear-powered vessel appear to have been put on ice due to financial and technical constraints
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China will end up with four carriers under the current plans. Photo:ifeng
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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
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The Type 001A is the first aircraft carrier made in the country. Photo: AFP
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