With the renewed military budget increase by 6.8 percent, the Chinese government has shown that defense is one of its priorities. Central discussions of the past years have been about the Chinese aircraft carriers: China’s third carrier is to be launched this year, according to reports. According to information in Chinese state media, the ship is already in final assembly in Shanghai, where the individual blocks are being joined together – the ship’s shape is already recognizable. For the Chinese Navy, the new addition is the third aircraft carrier, alongside the Liaoning and the Shandong.
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