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China to Build Second Aircraft Carrier, Use Domestic Technology

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China announced Thursday it has begun building its second aircraft carrier, in the latest sign of Beijing's rapid modernization of its naval forces. The carrier is being built in the northeastern port city of Dalian "according to entirely domestic designs," said Defense Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun. China's first carrier, the Liaoning, was purchased from Ukraine and refurbished in China. It went into service in 2012. The announcement is a confirmation of earlier...

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