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China’s first domestically-built aircraft carrier enters Taiwan Strait

  • November 18, 2019
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By Hiroyuki Sugiyama


TAIPEI – The Taiwanese Ministry of National Defense announced on Nov. 17 that China’s first domestically-built aircraft carrier, accompanied by patrol vessels, entered the Taiwan Strait in a southerly direction from the East China Sea. Japanese and U.S. naval vessels reportedly followed the vessels.


The aircraft carrier, which was built in Dalian, Liaoning Province, is expected to be commissioned soon.

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