China on Wednesday launched its first homemade aircraft carrier to join the others had bought secondhand from Ukraine, comes amid growing tensions over North Korea and concerns over Beijing’s strict policy in the South China Sea.
Official media said that is not expected to enter the aircraft carrier, which was designed in China and built in the port of Dalian in the Northeast, service before 2020.
The Declaration published by the Xinhua News Agency (Xinhua) hesitated about many news published by foreign military analysts and Chinese media over satellite images months and stories on the development of the second aircraft carrier. China confirmed its existence in late 2015.
Launch of the aircraft carrier comes after China celebration Sunday 68 founding anniversary of the Chinese Navy amid mounting tension between the United States and North Korea because of Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs.