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    The first all-Chinese aircraft carrier sets sail
    The first all-Chinese aircraft carrier sets sail
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    The first all-Chinese aircraft carrier sets sail

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    Zoe Chen
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    China’s very first domestically produced aircraft carrier launched for sea trials this week. 

    The Type 001A is part of China’s drive to modernize its navy: a drive it’s spending $175 billion on this year.

    Trials are underway, and the vessel is expected to be fully integrated into the Chinese navy by 2020.

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    ZOE CHEN
    ZOE CHEN
    Zoe is a video journalist at Inkstone. Previously, she was a video journalist and producer for BBC Chinese and BBC News in Beijing.

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