BEIJING (Sputnik) — China has launched an aircraft carrier, known as Type 001A, local media reported Wednesday. The carrier, measuring 315 meters in length and 75 meters in width, displaces 70,000 tons of water. The ship was constructed at the Dalian Shipyard, a port in northern China’s Liaoning province that happens to share a border the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea).
Chinese aircraft carrier launching pic.twitter.com/xFbOpQ6fif— Romeway Anti-mold (@TechRomeway) 26 апреля 2017 г.
chinese first domestically built aircraft carrier! pic.twitter.com/4W4tMnJe0x— SimadareAlex (@664623010) 26 апреля 2017 г.
CV001A, first indigenous Chinese (PLAN) aircraft carrier launched, took just 5 yrs 3 mnths for completion pic.twitter.com/SGZY1glbwF— INDRA Networks (@IndianDefenceRA) 26 апреля 2017 г.
The Chinese aircraft carrier is in the water today and will be more and more powerful. pic.twitter.com/koo62iCw4l— 楊子傑 (@yang5213630) 26 апреля 2017 г.
The Chinese ship has become the second aircraft, which was produced by Beijing as it was launched in the port of Dalian, the Xinhua news agency reported.
The tensions on the Korean peninsula have risen over the recent month in the wake of Pyongyang's nuclear tests and ballistic missile launches conducted in violation of the UN Security Council's resolutions. North Korea reportedly carried out the most recent missile launch early on Sunday however it was unsuccessful according to South Korea's defense officials
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