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China confirms its third aircraft carrier in the works

Revelation made as Xi-Trump summit nears

China's third aircraft carrier may launch fighters by catapult instead of from a 'ski-jump' ramp, like the one featured on its first domestically built carrier.
China's first domestically developed aircraft carrier is seen at a port in Dalian after completing its first sea trials, in Liaoning Province, in May.   © Reuters

BEIJING -- Chinese state media made clear for the first time that the country is building its third aircraft carrier, just days before a summit meeting with the U.S.

Work is proceeding on schedule in berths at the shipyard where the vessel is being built, the Xinhua News Agency wrote on its official page on the WeChat social network.

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