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China launches its second indigenous aircraft carrier

The commissioning of the warship still does not make China a power that can match the US
The Chinese navy came up after the victory of communism over the nationalists. The Chinese are fast learners and bought an old Soviet-era aircraft carrier from Ukraine.The warship was refurbished and commissioned into the Chinese navy as the Liaoning. The warship became operational in 2016. The Chinese did some reverse engineering and started work on a second aircraft carrier in2014. The warship has now been completed. It was constructed at the North Chinese shipbuilding yard at Dalian.The Chinese have so far only completed the hull which was launched two days back. The various systems that are required for an aircraft carrier are not yet ready and it will take another three years before they are operational. At the earliest, the warship can be ready for combat duty only by 2020. They would be the second navy in the world to operate more than one aircraft Carrier. The UK, France, Russia, and India maintain only one. Chinese aircraft carrier The Chinese aircraft carrier is, however, not...