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China launches aircraft carrier Fujian

China advances naval ambitions by launching Fujian. Fujian is China’s most advanced aircraft carrier.

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China launched its third aircraft carrier Fujian on Friday with champagne, ribbons, and water cannons.
Fujian, named after the coastal province, is China’s most advanced aircraft carrier.
Xinhua, the state-run news agency stated, “China launched its third aircraft carrier, the Fujian, in Shanghai on Friday morning. The carrier, named after Fujian Province, was completely designed and built by the country.”
The International Institute for Strategic Studies published a blog days ago that stated, “The new ship much more closely resembles US carrier designs.”
The launch comes amidst China’s ruling party’s assertions of sovereignty over Taiwan.

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