The carrier officially entered into service after a ceremony in Hainan on Tuesday. Photo: Handout
The carrier officially entered into service after a ceremony in Hainan on Tuesday. Photo: Handout

First made-in-China aircraft carrier, the Shandong, officially enters service

  • The country’s second carrier is commissioned by President Xi Jinping in southern Hainan province
  • Ceremony marks significant step forward in China’s plan to expand its navy’s power amid tensions in sensitive areas such as South China Sea and Taiwan Strait

The carrier officially entered into service after a ceremony in Hainan on Tuesday. Photo: Handout
The carrier officially entered into service after a ceremony in Hainan on Tuesday. Photo: Handout
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