China building second aircraft carrier: defence ministry
Beijing (AFP) –
China is building its second aircraft carrier, the defence ministry said on Thursday, as Beijing expands its naval capabilities amid maritime disputes with neighbours in the East and South China Seas.
"This aircraft carrier is being developed according to entirely domestic designs," defence ministry spokesman Yang Yujun told a regular briefing, adding it was under construction in Dalian, a northeastern port.
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