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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

China's first aircraft carrier takes to the seas Fuelling Fears over Country's Military Strength - 10th Aug 2011

China's first aircraft carrier today made its maiden voyage - sparking fears over the country's naval ambitions.

The former Soviet craft swept through fog-shrouded waters on leaving the north-east port of Dalian.

The official Xinhua news agency said the still unfinished 300 metre ship sounded its horn three times during the 'tentative test run' off the coast of the Liaoning province.

The launch of the ship, which is being followed by three crafts being developed from scratch, has marked a massive step forward in China's long-term plans to build a carrier force to project power into the Asian region.

But it has also provoked concerns abroad about Bejiing's naval ambitions. Read More