China’s first homebuilt aircraft carrier has left for its first set of sea trials on Sunday, according to state-controlled media. Read More
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The following is the Aug. 18, 2017 Congressional Research Service report, China Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Navy Capabilities — Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
The head of the U.S. and Chinese navies talked about future naval engagements and North Korean issues but not South China Sea issues or freedom of navigation operations during a Thursday video teleconference. Read More
The following is footage released on July 3, 2017 of the Chinese carrier Liaoning conducting flight operations in the Western Pacific Ocean. Read More
China and Russia planned exercise in the Baltic Sea is raising eyebrows in northern Europe, NATO headquarters and Washington. Read More
A U.S. guided missile destroyer has pulled into southern China as part of a planned port visit with the People’s Liberation Army Navy. Read More
The following is the Pentagon’s annual report to Congress, Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China 2016. The report was released on June 6, 2017. Read More
The following is the May 12, 2017 Congressional Research Service report, China Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Navy Capabilities — Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
This post has been updated with additional information from naval analysyts.
China has launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier in a ceremony at a northern Chinese shipyard on Wednesday. Read More