China Navy to get first homegrown carrier by 2017, claims local media
The first homegrown Chinese aircraft carrier is under construction at Dalian and will enter service by 2017, according to the June 2014 issue of Shipborne Weapons.
The magazine claims it has official data regarding the follow-on vessels to the People's Liberation Army Navy's (PLAN's) first carrier, Liaoning (CV16). It's thought it is a credible source.
The article claims that China plans to field three additional aircraft carriers by 2019. janes