China’s first aircraft carrier leaves port

China’s first aircraft carrier sailed from the port of Dalian in Northeastern China on Friday evening.

This is the Liaoning’s first voyage since it was delivered to the People’s Liberation Army on September 25.

Pictures of the event show a J-15 carrier-based fighter aircraft practicing take-off and landing on the craft. The carrier was rebuilt from the Soviet ship Varyag. It was renamed “Liaoning” after years of remodelling work. Its delivery made China one of the few countries in the world to have an aircraft carrier in active service.

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