China plays down media reports of selling aircraft carrier to Pakistan

A Pakistani newspaper had reported, quoting Chinese and Russian media reports, that China was planning to sell Liaoning. "I have not seen the report," said Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson.

Feb 12, 2019, 20:03 PM IST

Is China's only aircraft carrier a nightmare for its own fighter jets?

A state-run TV channel has quoted a veteran pilot as saying that the Liaoning's short take-off makes it difficult for new-age fighter jets to shoot off.

Apr 18, 2018, 08:12 AM IST

China port city blast death toll rises to four

The death toll from a huge explosion in eastern China rose to four Wednesday as police said two people who were initially reported missing had died when they mishandled illegal explosives.

Nov 29, 2017, 10:06 AM IST

Chinese aircraft carrier sails into Hong Kong on maiden visit

China`s first aircraft carrier sailed into Hong Kong waters on Friday, its latest show of growing military might at a time of rising regional tension.

Jul 07, 2017, 12:14 PM IST

China launches second aircraft carrier

China on Wednesday launched its second aircraft carrier, the first to be developed and built indigenously, in a Dalian shipyard in Liaoning Province.

Apr 26, 2017, 13:01 PM IST

China confirms its aircraft carrier passed through Taiwan

The Liaoning is China's only aircraft carrier in operation.

Jan 12, 2017, 14:40 PM IST

China tests new jet fighter prototype: Report

The so-called "fifth-generation" twin-engine jet is China`s answer to the US F-35, the world`s most technically advanced fighter.

Dec 26, 2016, 12:37 PM IST

'Liaoning' - China's 1st aircraft carrier conducts maiden live-fire drills amid rising tensions with US

In a show of strength amid increasing tensions with the United Sates over the South China Sea and Taiwan, China's first aircraft carrier battle group - 'Liaoning' - has carried out its maiden live-fire exercises on a massive scale.

Dec 16, 2016, 16:28 PM IST

US, China target Chinese firm suspected of North Korean nuclear link: Report

US President Barack Obama and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang agreed on Monday to step up cooperation in the UNSC after North Korea`s fifth nuclear test.

Sep 20, 2016, 10:11 AM IST

China building second aircraft carrier which will focus more on military ops

China's second aircraft carrier, which is now under construction, will focus more on military operations training and technological experiments to improve its defence systems as the 2.3 million strong People's Liberation Army (PLA) undergoes massive revamp.

Jan 04, 2016, 15:34 PM IST

29 US Naval captains visit China's lone aircraft carrier

Amid simmering South China Sea tensions, China has permitted 29 US naval captains to visit its lone aircraft carrier and meet its personnel to show its prowess.

Oct 21, 2015, 14:18 PM IST

China working on world's largest nuclear power expansion

China began working on a new atomic power plant, taking the number of its nuclear power units under construction to 26 and making it the largest expansion of nuclear power in the world, state media reported on Saturday.

Jul 25, 2015, 12:01 PM IST

Beijing's first aircraft carrier Liaoning leaves port

China`s first aircraft carrier, Liaoning, has reportedly left a military port in Qingdao in the Shandong Province in east China for a training and testing mission.

Jun 12, 2015, 21:11 PM IST

China building second aircraft carrier: PLA colonel

China is building its second aircraft carrier, a senior naval officer has told media, the most explicit confirmation yet of a widely expected move that will boost Beijing`s maritime power.

Mar 13, 2015, 11:07 AM IST

China holds man who 'sold 500 aircraft carrier images'

A Chinese man who sold 500 pictures of the country's first aircraft carrier has been detained in a spying investigation, local media reported, the latest web user allegedly exploited by foreign intelligence agencies.

Mar 10, 2015, 14:10 PM IST

China holds man who `sold 500 aircraft carrier images`

A Chinese man who sold 500 pictures of the country`s first aircraft carrier has been detained in a spying investigation, local media reported, the latest web user allegedly exploited by foreign intelligence agencies.

Mar 10, 2015, 11:16 AM IST

China building second aircraft carrier: Reports

 A firm has won a contract to supply cabling for a second Chinese aircraft carrier, comments by local authorities suggested in the latest sign that Beijing is boosting its maritime power, although news of the development was swiftly deleted online.

Feb 02, 2015, 13:31 PM IST

China `never paid businessman` who bought aircraft carrier: Report

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.

Jan 20, 2015, 10:20 AM IST

China completes first phase of major oil reserve project

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.

Nov 21, 2014, 00:47 AM IST

'China flexing muscle more after launching 1st aircraft carrier'

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.

Oct 05, 2014, 19:45 PM IST