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As this purported image of the Moskva goes viral on Telegram, Chinese President Xi Jinping might be fretting over the source of his navy's aircraft carrier technologies. (Nikkei montage/Kyodo/AP)
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Analysis: Xi's confidence in aircraft carriers shaken after Moskva sinking

China's treasured Liaoning was made in Soviet-era Ukraine like the Russian flagship

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

Katsuji Nakazawa is a Tokyo-based senior staff writer and editorial writer at Nikkei. He spent seven years in China as a correspondent and later as China bureau chief. He was the 2014 recipient of the Vaughn-Ueda International Journalist prize.

The memoir of a Russian officer on the flagship of Imperial Russia's Baltic Fleet, the Knyaz Suvorov, vividly depicts the end of his warship in the Battle of Tsushima.

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