Mar 10, 2015
China Navy PLA Official Confirms 2nd Aircraft Carrier Under Construction
A People's Liberation Army Navy official has confirmed for the first time that China is building its second aircraft carrier.
China's second aircraft carrier is currently under construction and will be more advanced than the country's first carrier, the Liaoning, which was retrofitted from the Soviet-era carrier Varyag and commissioned in September 2012.
It is uncertain just how many aircraft carriers the country intends to build. Some have claimed as many as six carriers are needed to safeguard China's territorial sovereignty and interests abroad