The first aircraft carrier of its own construction was launched in China in the port of Dalian. This was reported by China's state news agencies. This is the second aircraft carrier in the fleet of the PRC, but the first ship of its kind built by its own forces.
A new Chinese ship was built by the Chinese company Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company. Its deck can accommodate 36 J-15 fighters.
In 1998, China bought the Soviet aircraft carrier Varyag from Ukraine. The modernized ship remained for a long time the only vessel of its kind in the Chinese fleet.