China’s first domestically produced aircraft carrier, for now known as the Type 001A, might be renamed the Shandong when it is commissioned in 2020. Photo. Reuters

‘Mantis shrimp’ nickname for carrier ‘is just young people showing national pride’ says People’s Daily

Other suggested names in online poll for the Type 001A include the ‘Taiwan’ and the name of a fictional monkey king

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China’s first domestically produced aircraft carrier, for now known as the Type 001A, might be renamed the Shandong when it is commissioned in 2020. Photo. Reuters
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