PLA Navy climbing to global ‘front rank’

Chinese military shipbuilding technology will leap to the front rank globally in the near future, a senior ship designer said on Tuesday. Ships, such as aircraft carriers, are “instruments of national significance”, said Wu Xiaoguang, chief designer of China’s first domestic aircraft carrier. The country has achieved great progress since 2012, he said. On April 26, China launched its first domestically developed aircraft carrier in Dalian, Liaoning province, according to the Ministry of National Defense. The new carrier, the largest and most sophisticated vessel China has ever built, is undergoing…

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