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China's first aircraft carrier enters service

Justin Jia

"The development of aircraft carriers is an important part of China's national defence modernisation, in particular its naval forces, and this aircraft carrier is an essential stepping stone toward its own more advanced aircraft carriers in the future," China's Rear Admiral Yang Yi wrote in the state-run China Daily newspaper.

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  • smonsees

    My friends at make a good point.. Does it count as "in service" if it doesn't have any planes?

    • Justin Jia

      I think that's just a matter of time. Since the carrier is already there, all they need to do is to load aircrafts.