World Media

China's 1st domestically built aircraft carrier starts sea trials

China's 1st domestically built aircraft carrier starts sea trials

The Chinese Navy started sea trials of aircraft carrier of its own production of the Type 001A, Xinhua reported.

This comes on the back of a speech given on April 12 by Chinese President Xi Jinping announcing the Chinese Communist Party planned on building a "world-class" navy.

It is China's second aircraft carrier following the purchase of the Soviet-built Liaoning from Ukraine in 1998.

Few countries in the world have aircraft carriers.

Most experts agree that developing such a force will be a decades-long endeavor for China, but progress on the home-built carrier holds a certain prestige value for Beijing, seen by many analysts as keen to eventually erode USA military prominence in the region.

The conventional-fuel-powered vessel is about 300 meters long.

Speaking to CNN, RAND Corporation senior global defense research analyst Timothy Heath described the design as generally easier to build and to operate aircraft from.

The new aircraft carrier has an inclined ramp and can accommodate more aircraft than its predecessor.

Amitabh Bachchan's epic reaction after watching Avengers: Infinity War
It's opening in China is again expected to break records and could push the film to over 1.6 billion by the end of the weekend . It was the first time a release directed by her husband, Ben Falcone (" Tammy ", " The Boss "), didn't open over $20 million.

By comparison, the Liaoning is thought to now carry around 30 warplanes, including fixed wing aircraft and helicopters.

The new aircraft carrier weighs 50,000 tonnes and analysis of recent satellite images suggest that modifications have been made for the ship to transport an additional eight aircraft.

The vessel will become the countrys second aircraft carrier, and the first to be entirely built and designed inside of China, when it joins the navy sometime before 2020.

The 65, ooo-ton Type 001A carrier was launched at the DSIC shipyard in April 2017. Other state news outlets showed undated photos of a fog-shrouded carrier just off of its dock. It's the latest development in Beijing's mission to modernize its military.

By comparison, the active U.S. fleet now sits at approximately 272 ships, he said.

Sunday morning began in China with state broadcaster CCTV relaying footage of the vessel embarking into the blue on a rather gray day.

China vigorously develops the program for naval armaments and reinforces the group in the Pacific region.

American sea power is expected to continue dominating over the next 10 years, but China is fast developing capabilities to maintain presence in distant waters.


  • Mattocks eager for possible Wayne Rooney partnership

    Mattocks eager for possible Wayne Rooney partnership

    And now it is claimed England's record goalscorer has agreed to leave Everton in a £12.5million move to U.S. capital-based team DC United .
    Sixers lose to Boston Celtics in Game 5, 114-112

    Sixers lose to Boston Celtics in Game 5, 114-112

    We weren't going to just let the teams come in and punk us. "He and Kevin have a great thing going with that pick and roll". We understand he's gonna make some insane plays. "We've just got to show bodies and show our energy and length".
    Imam-ul-Haq ready for Test debut

    Imam-ul-Haq ready for Test debut

    Imam, however, put all that to bed immediately, with an 88 in his first game against India U-19, at a very young age of 16. We need to celebrate what is different about each format and understand that they each have a role to play in our sport.
  • Arsenal will find it hard to replace Wenger - Gilberto Silva

    Arsenal will find it hard to replace Wenger - Gilberto Silva

    We were close a few times , but it never happened. "I have 20,000 trees out there and I saw everyone like that [pointing to the ground]", he said.
    Jose Mourinho confirms seven Manchester United players to start against Watford

    Jose Mourinho confirms seven Manchester United players to start against Watford

    But since the moment we felt it was impossible to finish first we had the target to finish second and it is done on Thursday. United's first decent chance came at the midway point of the first half and fell the way of McTominay - but he arrowed wide.
    Bale hits brace as Real Madrid put six past Celta Vigo

    Bale hits brace as Real Madrid put six past Celta Vigo

    Zinedine Zidane's side were ruthless in their final home game of the season as they put behind them the midweek defeat to Sevilla. Bale, Kroos and Luka Modric were among those that returned, but Cristiano Ronaldo again missed out for the European champions.
  • Antonio Conte Doesn't Think Newcastle Defeat Was His Last Chelsea League Match

    Antonio Conte Doesn't Think Newcastle Defeat Was His Last Chelsea League Match

    Conte's side still have the incentive of silverware to play for when they face Manchester United in the FA Cup final next Saturday.
    Hawaii Residents Feel More Tremors, Brace for Eruption

    Hawaii Residents Feel More Tremors, Brace for Eruption

    Geologists have warned that further eruptions could see missiles being thrown into the air by violent discharges from the volcano. About 2,000 people have been evacuated, mostly from two neighborhoods on the Big Island.
    NASA sending helicopter to Mars with 2020 rover

    NASA sending helicopter to Mars with 2020 rover

    The remote-controlled Mars Helicopter is created to take flight in the thin Martian atmosphere with twin counter-rotating blades. NASA hopes the helicopter will ascend to around 10 feet and hover there for around 30 seconds on its first flight.
  • Bomb Attacks Rock Three Indonesia Churches

    Bomb Attacks Rock Three Indonesia Churches

    Indonesia's President Joko Widodo has called the attacks "barbaric" and vowed to find and punish anyone involved in the bombings. Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim majority country, has been hit by a string of attacks by Islamist militants since 2000.
    DC United Boss Confirms Rooney Interest

    DC United Boss Confirms Rooney Interest

    Rooney, Everton's leading goalscorer this season, has become increasingly frustrated with a reduced role under Allardyce. United - where that is and where that lies and where Wayne lies with it, I can't tell you at the moment.
    Kohli, de Villiers keep RCB alive with five-wicket win

    Kohli, de Villiers keep RCB alive with five-wicket win

    But it was a fine 93-run partnership between skipper Shreyas Iyer and in-form Rishabh Pant that prospered Daredevils to 181/4. The RCB have the same number of points but sit a place above Delhi with one less game and a slightly better net run-rate.