China to launch its largest and most advanced aircraft carrier—the Type 003. Photo: CSIS
China to launch its largest and most advanced aircraft carrier—the Type 003. Photo: CSIS

Shanghai shipyard clears the docks ahead of expected carrier launch

  • The Jiangnan yard, which resumed work in the middle of the city’s Covid lockdown, said that it had launched or floated five vessels this week
  • The Type 003 warship is expected to be launched on Friday’s Dragon Boat Festival

China to launch its largest and most advanced aircraft carrier—the Type 003. Photo: CSIS
China to launch its largest and most advanced aircraft carrier—the Type 003. Photo: CSIS

Corrected [2:47pm, 2 Jun, 2022]

  • [2:47pm, 2 Jun, 2022]

    The photograph that initially ran with this story incorrectly suggested that the ship pictured was the Type 003, when in fact it showed another Chinese carrier.

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