Chinese Aircraft Carrier Sails into Hong Kong on Maiden Visit

By Greg Torode HONG KONG, July 7 (Reuters) - China's first aircraft carrier sailed into Hong Kong waters on Friday, its latest show of growing military might at a time of rising regional tension. Tourists and residents gathered to catch a glimpse of the massive carrier on its maiden visit to Hong Kong, part of celebrations marking 20 years since the handover of the … [Read more...]

China Launches First Home-Built Aircraft Carrier

By Michael Martina BEIJING, April 26 (Reuters) - China launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier on Wednesday amid rising tension over North Korea and worries about Beijing's assertiveness in the South China Sea. State media has quoted military experts as saying the carrier, China's second and built in the northeastern port of Dalian, is not expected to … [Read more...]

China Welcomes Onlookers as Aircraft Carrier Skirts Japan

BEIJING, Dec 29 (Reuters) - If people want to come and look at China's first aircraft carrier, they are very welcome, the defence ministry said on Thursday, brushing off encounters with the Japanese military as the carrier passed close to Japan this week. The Soviet-built Liaoning, accompanied by several warships, this week travelled through the passage between the Japanese … [Read more...]

Chinese Aircraft Carrier Enters South China Sea Amid Renewed Tension

By J.R. Wu TAIPEI, Dec 26 (Reuters) - A group of Chinese warships led by the country's sole aircraft carrier entered the top half of the South China Sea on Monday after passing south of Taiwan, the self-ruled island's Defence Ministry said of what China has termed a routine exercise. The move comes amid renewed tension over Taiwan, which Beijing claims as its own, … [Read more...]

China’s Aircraft Carrier to Drill in Western Pacific

BEIJING, Dec 25 (Reuters) - China's first aircraft carrier will carry out drills in the Western Pacific, in what the navy called part of routine exercises, amid renewed tension over self-ruled Taiwan that Beijing claims as its own. The navy said in a statement late on Saturday the Liaoning, along with its accompanying fleet, would conduct "exercises far out at sea", without … [Read more...]