The Chinese businessman who bought an unfinished Soviet-era vessel that became his country`s first aircraft carrier was never paid back the $120 million it cost him by Beijing, he was quoted as saying Tuesday.
The first phase of China's massive 16.4 million cubic metres strategic oil reserve project aimed at averting supply based risks and fluctuating energy prices has been completed and made operational, it was announced on Thursday.
Since commissioning its first aircraft carrier, China's navy has conducted more exercises farther away from its shores and flexing its muscle by closely patrolling areas in disputed waters where Chinese companies are drilling for oil, a top US Air Force commander has said.
At a northern quayside China`s first aircraft carrier dwarfs nearby vessels, its take-off ramp rising higher than the top deck of the cruise ship at the next berth, symbolising the country`s naval ambitions.
The aircraft carrier Liaoning carried out more than 100 tests, including of its combat systems, and has now docked at port in the northern city of Qingdao, the official Xinhua news agency said late on Wednesday.
China confirmed an incident between a Chinese naval vessel and a US warship in the South China Sea, after Washington said a US guided missile cruiser had avoided a collision with a Chinese warship manoeuvring nearby.
The opening ceremony of China`s National Games has reportedly been showcased in a more economical style than previous ceremonies by staging it in the daytime for the first time in 26 years, in a move to save on lighting and fireworks.